Question: What causes Dyspraxia / DCD?
Answer: Nobody knows what causes Dyspraxia / DCD. For certain. Yet.
Yes, sorry that I haven’t got a conclusive answer for you but at this moment in time, there is no concrete evidence or any conclusive answers to what actually causes Dyspraxia. However, there are many theories out there that the experts think causes it. So below I have outlined those theories:
It’s a given truth that there may well be more than one cause of Dyspraxia, but until something can be properly pinned down these theories are just that. Theories.
- Lack of oxygen to the brain during birth.
- Extra testosterone during pregnancy.
- Genetic/Passed down from a parent.
- According to the Dyspraxia Foundation: “Current research suggests that it is due to an immaturity of neurone development in the brain rather than to brain damage. People with dyspraxia have no clinical neurological abnormality to explain their condition.” For more info: http://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/faqs/
- Experts believe that it is caused when the person’s nerve cells that control muscles (motor neurons) are not developing correctly.
- Premature Birth.
Acquired Dyspraxia (A.K.A Apraxia):
Acquired Dyspraxia is when an individual gets Dyspraxia in their lifetime through a situation rather than having it from birth. This can be acquired from a serious head injury or stroke.
At this moment there is no cure for Dyspraxia/DCD and there isn’t any research going into finding one either. Resources are going into making dyspraxia universally known and accepted.