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What causes Dyspraxia?

It is not yet known what causes dyspraxia.  Although the exact causes of dyspraxia are unknown, it is thought to be caused by a disruption in the way messages from the brain are transmitted to the body. This affects a person’s ability to perform movements in a smooth, coordinated way.

Some researchers have identified a number of risk factors that can increase the likelihood of developing dyspraxia which include being born prematurely, having a low birth weight, having a family history of dyspraxia or alcohol or drug abuse when pregnant.