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Aims and scope of the organisation

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia in the UK, is a common disorder affecting motor coordination in 5-6% of children, of which the vast majority continue to experience some level of associated difficulties in adulthood. This condition is formally recognised by international organisations including the World Health Organisation and American Psychiatric Association

DCD/Dyspraxia is distinct from other motor disorders such as cerebral palsy and stroke. The range of intellectual ability is in line with the general population. Coordination difficulties affect educational achievement, daily life skills and employment experiences. However, awareness of the condition and its consequences is low and parents, teachers and practitioners are generally under-supported. In order to ensure appropriate educational and employment opportunities can be accessed by those with DCD, it is crucial to develop greater awareness of, and insight into, the nature, cause and consequences of this disorder. 

To this end, Movement Matters is focused on promoting the existence of DCD/Dyspraxia, providing guidance on its assessment and management to families, carers, educators, clinicians and employers as well as informing policy.

The consensus meeting and website have been kindly funded with a grant from The Waterloo Foundation.


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