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Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia, also known as Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD), can affect all types of skills, including manual dexterity, balance and motor movement, which is why sufferers tend to have poor physical co-ordination and appear clumsy and awkward. Adults with dyspraxia may also have difficulty with everyday tasks such as driving, cooking, writing or doing up buttons.

This test focuses on some of the common physical difficulties that people with dyspraxia encounter. It is not diagnostic or exhaustive, so if you suspect you are suffering from dyspraxia you should consult a medical professional. It has been supplied by Dore (This link opens in a new window/tab)

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Dyspraxia

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Dyspraxia

Question 1 of 16
 

Do you have any difficulties with any of the following:

Coordination and gross motor skills Throwing or catching?

Dyspraxia

Question 2 of 16
 

Do you have any difficulties with any of the following:

Coordination and gross motor skills Riding a bike?

Dyspraxia

Question 3 of 16
 

Do you have any difficulties with any of the following:

Coordination and gross motor skills Running awkwardly?

Dyspraxia

Question 4 of 16
 

Do you have any difficulties with any of the following:

Coordination and gross motor skills Being clumsy?

Dyspraxia

Question 5 of 16
 

Do you have any difficulties with any of the following:

Coordination and gross motor skills Poor posture when sitting or standing?

Dyspraxia

Question 6 of 16
 

Do you have any difficulties with any of the following:

Coordination and gross motor skills Playing in team sports?

Dyspraxia

Question 7 of 16
 

Do you have any difficulties with any of the following:

Coordination and gross motor skills Being reluctant to join in with physical activity?

Dyspraxia

Question 8 of 16
 

Do you have any difficulties with any of the following:

Coordination and gross motor skills Confusing right and left sides (for example mixing up your right and left hands)?

Dyspraxia

Question 9 of 16
 

Do you have any difficulties with any of the following:

Fine motor skills Holding a pen or pencil?

Dyspraxia

Question 10 of 16
 

Do you have any difficulties with any of the following:

Fine motor skills Writing neatly or quickly?

Dyspraxia

Question 11 of 16
 

Do you have any difficulties with any of the following:

Fine motor skills Personal grooming (shaving, applying make-up)?

Dyspraxia

Question 12 of 16
 

Do you have any difficulties with any of the following:

Fine motor skills Doing up and undoing buttons?

Dyspraxia

Question 13 of 16
 

Do you have any difficulties with any of the following:

Fine motor skills Using cutlery?

Dyspraxia

Question 14 of 16
 

Do you have any difficulties with any of the following:

Fine motor skills Detailed work (for DIY, sewing, painting)?

Dyspraxia

Question 15 of 16
 

Do you have any difficulties with any of the following:

Fine motor skills Eating certain foods?

Dyspraxia

Question 16 of 16
 

Do you have any difficulties with any of the following:

Fine motor skills Pronouncing words?

Dyspraxia: Your results

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You scored %
  • Low Risk

    Your results suggest little or no probability of suffering from dyspraxia. Some people develop extremely intelligent coping strategies to deal with the problems of dyspraxia. If you sense this is what you may have done or are concerned about your result, speak to your GP as occasionally dyspraxic symptoms may also indicate other medical conditions which need addressing.

    Symptoms of dyspraxia can include behavioural issues, poor balance and sensitivity to noise. It can also, in extreme cases, cause speech impediments. Generally, people with dyspraxia also have difficulties with routine tasks, such as driving or cooking. There are a number of interventions and strategies that can help people with dyspraxia. Occupational therapists and physiotherapists can assist with overcoming some of the problems. Relaxation exercises, such as yoga, can also be beneficial by improving muscle strength and co-ordination.

  • Slight Risk

    Your results suggest a low probability of suffering from dyspraxia – but you do still display some of the risk indicators. This could be unrelated, but it’s worth bearing in mind that some people develop extremely intelligent coping strategies to deal with the problems of dyspraxia. If you are concerned about your result, speak to your GP, not least because occasionally dyspraxic symptoms may also indicate other medical conditions which need addressing.

    Symptoms of dyspraxia can include behavioural issues, poor balance and sensitivity to noise. It can also, in extreme cases, cause speech impediments. Generally, people with dyspraxia also have difficulties with routine tasks, such as driving or cooking. There are a number of interventions and strategies that can help people with dyspraxia. Occupational therapists and physiotherapists can assist with overcoming some of the problems. Relaxation exercises, such as yoga, can also be beneficial by improving muscle strength and co-ordination.

  • Moderate Risk

    Your results suggest a moderate risk of you having dyspraxia. Your risk may be related to fine motor skills (e.g. writing, tying shoelaces,) or gross motor skills (e.g. catching a ball). Problems with fine motor skills can make daily life more difficult, whilst poor gross motor skills tend to result in more general clumsiness and affect the ability to play sports. Fortunately it is possible to improve these skills using a combination of approaches. If you are concerned about your result, speak to your GP, not least because occasionally dyspraxic symptoms may also indicate other medical conditions which need addressing.

    Symptoms of dyspraxia can include behavioural issues, poor balance and sensitivity to noise. It can also, in extreme cases, cause speech impediments. Generally, people with dyspraxia also have difficulties with routine tasks, such as driving or cooking. There are a number of interventions and strategies that can help people with dyspraxia. Occupational therapists and physiotherapists can assist with overcoming some of the problems. Relaxation exercises, such as yoga, can also be beneficial by improving muscle strength and co-ordination.

  • High Risk

    Your results suggest a high risk of you having dyspraxia. Your risk may be related to fine motor skills (e.g. writing, tying shoelaces, ), gross motor skills (e.g. catching a ball) or a combination of both. Problems with fine motor skills can make daily life more difficult, whilst poor gross motor skills tend to result in more general clumsiness and affect the ability to play sports. Fortunately it is possible to improve these skills using a combination of approaches. If you are concerned about your result, speak to your GP, not least because occasionally dyspraxic symptoms may also indicate other medical conditions which need addressing.

    Symptoms of dyspraxia can include behavioural issues, poor balance and sensitivity to noise. It can also, in extreme cases, cause speech impediments. Generally, people with dyspraxia also have difficulties with routine tasks, such as driving or cooking. There are a number of interventions and strategies that can help people with dyspraxia. Occupational therapists and physiotherapists can assist with overcoming some of the problems. Relaxation exercises, such as yoga, can also be beneficial by improving muscle strength and co-ordination.

Dyspraxia

71,072 people have taken the test, and so far...

49% Scored “high”
49% Scored “high”

Highest scoring occupation engineer

Lowest scoring occupation musician

Average regional scores

Light green = low score -> Darkest green = high score
This is a visual representation of scores for this test for several regions of the United Kingdom.

How many of each age group scored “high”?

Age ranges: 18-30, 31-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 56-60, 61+ 18 to 30 year olds on average scored 40% 31 to 35 year olds on average scored 35% 36 to 40 year olds on average scored 70% 41 to 45 year olds on average scored 30% 46 to 50 year olds on average scored 5% 51 to 55 year olds on average scored 10% 56 to 60 year olds on average scored 20% 61 years and over on average scored 80%
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