The exact causes of dyspraxia are unknown. Scientists believe that disruption occurs when nerve cells send signals from the brain to the muscles. Symptoms start from an early age. In babies, they may manifest as irritability and difficulties with feeding. Babies may take longer to reach developmental milestones such as crawling or walking. Toddlers may be messy eaters and prefer eating with their fingers. They may not talk as well as other kids. They avoid playing with construction toys and have difficulty catching a ball.
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