While doing research into Dyspraxia I found some interesting dates. I decided to make my own Dyspraxia Timeline to help demonstrate when Dyspraxia was first discovered and its scientific evolution.
(But there was no real documentation of developmental Dyspraxia until a series of case studies-appeared in the 1960’s.)
(Walton, Ellis & Court, 1962; Cubbay, Ellis, Walton L Court, 1965) .
1975: Dr Sasson Gubbay names it ‘Clumsy Child Syndrome’
(defined the dyspractic child as a clumsy child whose ability to perform skilled movement is Impaired despite normal intelligence and normal findings on conventional neurological exam)
1980s: The word ‘Dyspraxia’ now being used for the first time.
1981: Dawdy questions the mandating of normal intelligence and suggests that the child’s motor skills should be compared to their cognitive skills.
1987: The Dyspraxia Foundation founded as the ‘Dyspraxia Trust’! (Click here for their story)
1989: ‘Clumsy Child Syndrome’ title made redundant and not used anymore
1996: The charity ‘Dyspraxia Trust’ changes its name to the Dyspraxia Foundation, and is what is known as today.
2 thoughts on “The Dyspraxia Timeline”
1856 first publication from Herman von Helmholtz, about eyes and vision.
This great scientific discovered heterophoria, cause of all dys.
Thanks for your contribution, I wasn’t aware of this fact! Do you have a source for this so I can have a read of it myself?