noun[mass noun] Medicine
- A developmental disorder of the brain in childhood causing difficulty in activities requiring coordination and movement.More example sentences
- The seven-year-old child suffers from dyslexia, dyspraxia and attention deficit disorder, and his mother says she is furious at the way he was treated.
- The Oaklands unit is also open to those with more serious learning difficulties like dyspraxia and dyslexia.
- They have built ‘a delightful, heartening oasis for average to bright children hindered by dyslexia or dyspraxia, who require an intimate, industrious and caring environment.’
early 20th century: from Greek dus- 'bad or difficult' + praxis 'action'.
More definitions of dyspraxiaDefinition of dyspraxia in:
- The US English dictionary