There is an overlap between dyspraxia and other developmental problems such as dyslexia.
Dyspraxia and dyslexia overlap and often co-exist in the same person. Dyspraxia is an impairment of the organisation of movement that is often accompanied by problems with language, perception and thought. Dyslexia is primarily a difficulty with learning to read, write and spell and is often accompanied by other other problems such as poor organisational skills. The pattern of difficulties experienced by a person with dyspraxia may vary widely as with dyslexia.
There may also be overlaps with conditions such as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Asperger's Syndrome and Dyscalculia (difficulty with mathematical concepts). Some people with dyspraxia have tactile defensiveness - they are over-sensitive to touch. Others may have articulatory dyspraxia, which causes difficulties with speaking and pronunciation.
People with dyspraxia often suffer from low self-esteem. They may suffer from depression, have mental health problems and experience emotional and behavioral difficulties.
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