In short Dyspraxia and DCD are one in the same!
You see one of the major problems with ‘Dyspraxia’ is that it has two main titles to describe the condition. The other term is DCD (Developmental Co-Ordination Disorder).
Dyspraxia is mainly used by the UK and several countries across Europe, but also some other countries. Developmental Co-ordination Disorder is primarily used by the USA, however, the UK and several other countries have adopted this term too. It comes down to a professional diagnosis and their opinion. Like how we have Asperger’s and Higher Functioning Autism.
When it comes down to it we all have different opinions; some like the term Dyspraxia, while others seemed more attached to the DCD term. At the end of the day, it boils down to opinions, both professional and personal. Which in turn can cause confusion and even delay in getting diagnosed or getting help.
Also what makes it difficult to find information is that most of the best information out there is under the Dyspraxia banner. So point being, if you or someone you know is diagnosed with DCD and you didn’t know the link to Dyspraxia; well now you do know!
There is a slight difference between the two, but in practice, both are very similar and the information and guidance for Dyspraxia/DCD are interchangeable.
I was diagnosed with Dyspraxia, so that’s why I use the term Dyspraxia often throughout this blog.
It does make the situation complicated and it would be easier if there was just the one title – but with the progress of technology, it makes it easier to make the connection.
For more information on Dyspraxia/DCD follow the following link, or click the links at the top of the page: