Definition of dyspraxia in English:

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dyspraxia

Pronunciation: /dɪsˈpraksɪə/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A developmental disorder of the brain in childhood causing difficulty in activities requiring coordination and movement.
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.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from Greek dus- 'bad or difficult' + praxis 'action'.

Words that rhyme with dyspraxia

apraxia

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