Supporting students with dyspraxia: What teachers can do – Study International News

Students with dyspraxia need additional support from their teachers. Source: Shutterstock

Dyspraxia – not to be confused with the learning difficulties dysgraphia or dyslexia – is when a person has a developmental disorder of the brain that causes coordination and movement issues.

Often mistaken for clumsiness, many students suffer from this condition and are often misdiagnosed. It is estimated that dyspraxia affects 10 to 20 percent of the world population.

Teachers can play an important role in identifying and supporting students with this disorder so it doesn’t negatively impact their mental health and learning experiences.

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