[responsivevoice] I’m not on about the classic item of choice for the usual British weather! But rather that Dyspraxia comes under an umbrella; such as Autism, Dyslexia, etc.
Umbrella is the term to group similar things together, for example:
Tiger, Lion, Lynx & Panther are all under the Cat umbrella.
All of the following come under the ‘Hidden Handicap’ umbrella and I have summed each one up in a nutshell. Each one will also have a dedicated page within time.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
Usually in children, as when the child grows up they can grow out of it (or grow into it and gain better control of it – it isn’t the case for all as there are exceptions) The characteristics are lack of attention (or short attention span), impulsiveness and hyperactivity*.
A pervasive developmental disorder characterised by impaired communication, excessive rigidity and emotional detachment.
A developmental disorder characterised by severely impaired social skills, repetitive behaviour, and often, a narrow set of interests, but not involving delayed development of linguistic and cognitive abilities. Aspergers Syndrome is part of the Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Inability or loss of ability to perform arithmetic (Mathematical) operations.
Impairment of the ability to interpret spatial relationships or to integrate auditory (hearing/listening) and visual information.
Inability to perform co-ordination movements.