Activities for Children with Dyspraxia / DCD

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia in the UK and Ireland, affects fine motor skills and coordination development. Certain activities can help this development along. Below are some activities that we recommend for children with Dyspraxia.

  • Dancing
  • Swimming
  • Walking on uneven surfaces such as cushions, duvets and sand
  • Playing ball games
  • Ten pin bowling
  • Martial arts
  • Running up and down stairs
  • Trampolining
  • Gymnastics
  • Yoga

Dyspraxia Ireland organises many groups that can help children hone their social skills. Check out our Support Groups page for more information on support groups in your area.

Along with support groups Dyspraxia Ireland hosts Cairde Club, a safe and fun environment where 15 children aged 4-12 with a primary diagnosis of Dyspraxia/DCD and their siblings can interact and engage in different types of play. Email for more information.

The Buzz Club is aimed at children aged 5-12 years of age with a primary diagnosis of Dyspraxia/DCD and is held every Saturday morning in Fettercairn. The aim of the group is to promote fine motor skills, build friendships and foster confidence in the children who attend. For more information or to make a booking contact Eimear Griffin at 086 084 2132 or email her at

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