The Harry Potter series lead star admitted just recently that he has long been diagnosed with Dyspraxia, a brain disorder that is characterized by a flawed development of a person’s physical, intellectual, or speech and language skills. Daniel Radcliffe admitted his condition in a press conference where media men were amazed by how Radcliffe managed to perfectly perform his roles in both his movie and stage projects with this disorder. The young movie and stage actor also revealed that the disorder was the very thing that drew him into acting since he was already becoming more and more disappointed about his performance in school.
Dr. David Younger, an expert on dyspraxia from the NYU Medical School says Radcliffe clearly suffers from a mild form of the disease. Dr. Younger then commended the young actor for being great in his craft despite his condition. This makes him a role model and an inspiration for other people who are having the same neurological problem.
Dyspraxia, which has no obvious cause, makes people who have it have difficulty in learning, thinking out, planning, and carrying out sensory or motor tasks. In Daniel Radcliffe’s case, he says he is having trouble tying his shoes.
This neurological disorder is usually made evident by poor balance, poor posture, difficulty with throwing and catching a ball, poor motor coordination, speech problems, intolerance of having nails and hair cut, phobias, impatience, and obsessive behavior. Dyspraxia can be treated through religious physiotherapy, brain gym, speech therapy, and occupational therapy.