Question: Are you disabled if you have dyspraxia?

Answer: In the U.S., dyspraxia is not considered a specific learning disability . But it is considered a disability, and it can impact learning. If you google the term “dyspraxia” you may see it described as a “motor learning disability.” Its often called this in the U.K. and other countries.

Does dyspraxia count as a disability?

Workers who have been diagnosed or assessed as having dyspraxia are likely to satisfy the definition of disability, which is a protected characteristic, under the Equality Act (2010). Not everyone who is dyspraxic will feel that they are disabled.

Is dyspraxia a learning disability or difficulty?

There are many different types of learning difficulty, some of the more well known are dyslexia, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyspraxia and dyscalculia.

What type of disability is dyspraxia?

Developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is a condition affecting physical co-ordination. It causes a child to perform less well than expected in daily activities for their age, and appear to move clumsily.

Is dyspraxia a mental or physical disability?

Dyspraxia is a neurological disorder that impacts an individuals ability to plan and process motor tasks. Individuals with dyspraxia often have language problems, and sometimes a degree of difficulty with thought and perception.

Is dyspraxia a form of autism?

In some instances, both diagnoses are decided upon, particularly if motor skills are significantly affected, but dyspraxia itself is not a form of autism.

Can a person with dyspraxia drive?

Although dyspraxia can affect a sufferers ability to grasp many basic driving skills, there are no laws or legislation from the DVSA regarding driving with dyspraxia. If you live with the disorder, you are not limited in any area when it comes to getting your licence.

Does dyspraxia get worse with age?

The condition is known to unfold over time, as, with age, some symptoms may improve, some may worsen and some may appear.

Can you grow out of dyspraxia?

A small number of children, usually those with mild symptoms of clumsiness, may eventually grow out of their symptoms. However the vast majority of children need long-term help and will continue to be affected as teenagers and adults.

Can I drive with dyspraxia?

Although dyspraxia can affect a sufferers ability to grasp many basic driving skills, there are no laws or legislation from the DVSA regarding driving with dyspraxia. If you live with the disorder, you are not limited in any area when it comes to getting your licence.

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