Dyspraxia, or Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) falls under the same umbrella of SpLD (Specific Learning Difficulties) as dyslexia. The two conditions can share a number of similar traits, such as difficulties with cognitive processing speed.
Children (under 16): As a Specialist Dyslexia Assessor, I am only able to observe and give advice about the possibility of dyspraxia being present. Dyspraxia can only be officially diagnosed by a medical professional. If I suspect dyspraxia, I will recommend a consultation with your child’s GP to seek a referral to a specialist in the field.
Adult (16 and over): I can diagnose dyspraxia in certain circumstances. With an individual over 16 where dyspraxia is suspected, I will carry out additional tests. Dyspraxia can impact how you study as well as physical movement. I am not an expert with the physical/motor side of dyspraxia, but if I feel that dyspraxia is present and it is having a clear impact on how you study/work, I am able to give a diagnosis. However, I would also suggest seeking advice from a specialist such as an Occupational Therapist for support with the physical/motor side of dyspraxia.