Dypraxia Is it Genetic?

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Dypraxia Is it Genetic?

Postby shadowhunter » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:16 am

Is dyspraxia genetic. I have dyspraxia my cousin has verbal dyspraxia my mum is certain her brother has it (undiagnosed) and a man who used to know my grandad told me he was a weirdo who never socialised and was always on his own so he might have it.

Is there any scientific evidence?
or does it run in anybody else's family?
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Re: Dypraxia Is it Genetic?

Postby abi » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:49 am

when i was tested i was asked if there is a family history, and it does seem to run in my dads side of the family, along with dislexia.
the way i see it, dyspraxia is an extra hurdle in every race i run, but that extra hurdle, is just extra exercise, so in the end, i will come through stronger.
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Re: Dypraxia Is it Genetic?

Postby MontyDyspraxia » Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:28 am

I think it might be. My dad has autistic traits, so did his father and my mum's brother is definitely dyspraxic (we're exactly alike)
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Re: Dypraxia Is it Genetic?

Postby fire_ice_rage » Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:31 am

I think it does, I've got it, my brother's got it, my cousin's got it, my aunt has it and also my great grandfather.
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Re: Dypraxia Is it Genetic?

Postby Steph » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:14 am

I think it has both genetic and environmental factors. I have dyspraxia and Aspergers Syndrome. My dad has dyslexic traits, my grandmother on my dad's side is classic textbook AS although undiagnosed due to age, her sister, who is now dead, was also classic textbook AS, their father was known for being dreadfully clumsy and was always covered in cuts and bruises from tripping and bumping into stuff so he could well have been dyspraxic, my 4 cousins from one family are all dyslexic, 2 of them also have ADHD and one of them is also somewhere on the autistic spectrum and my dad's cousin displays classic symptoms of AS so I think the genetic factor came from my dad's side but there are almost certainly environmental factors in my case too-my mum;s pregnancy with me was very traumatic, I nearly died from cot death at 5 months old and I sustained a head injury to the base of the head from my brother knocking me to the floor at 7 months old. I think, in most cases of dyspraxia, genetic and environmental factors come together to cause dyspraxia in a particular person.
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Re: Dypraxia Is it Genetic?

Postby Fenrir » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:24 pm

Were not sure of anyone else in my family with it, I seem to be the only one. No one else has goe for a diagnosis, though i seem to be the only one who shows and traits.
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Re: Dypraxia Is it Genetic?

Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:38 pm

My brother is diagnosed with it. I'm pretty sure my dad and nan have it.
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Re: Dypraxia Is it Genetic?

Postby Remus » Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:45 pm

Nobody in my family has it. I have searched countless times and absolutely nothing. My dad and sister do have dyslexia though.

However, mine is acquired anyway so it doesn't make a scrap of difference anyway.
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Re: Dypraxia Is it Genetic?

Postby Danni » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:53 pm

My mum's been diagnosed as dyspraxic. My sister was diagnosed with "Asperger's traits". I'm diagnosed with Asperger's.
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Re: Dypraxia Is it Genetic?

Postby k9ruby » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:34 pm

No one apart from me has it.
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Re: Dypraxia Is it Genetic?

Postby James Brimer » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:28 pm

I know my Grandad had Dyspraxia.
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Re: Dypraxia Is it Genetic?

Postby Spoon » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:29 pm

My nan on my mum's side has a learning disability.

Mum - dyspraxia, possibly dyslexia.
Uncle - dyslexia
Other uncle - didn't do well academically but is an entrepreneur so potentially something....

On my Dad's side.

Dad - potential aspergers

All of my other uncles and aunts have autistic traits or ADHD and bipolar tendencies. Quite a few have clinical depression. I think a few of my younger cousins have ASD or ADHD.

So yeah, I think there's definitely a genetic element!
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Re: Dypraxia Is it Genetic?

Postby singergirl1000 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:01 pm

My has problems with social and ot stuff. My grandmother was great with her hands but did not like socializing.
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Re: Dypraxia Is it Genetic?

Postby 07williamsdj » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:51 pm

I don't think that any of my family has it, but it is hard to find out about this sort of thing, my family is a bit... awquad...

Re: Dypraxia Is it Genetic?

Postby wadey » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:18 pm

no one else in my family have dyspraxia however my brother is dyslexic
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