Dyspraxia is a developmental disorder of the brain during childhood, causing difficulty in activities requiring coordination and movement. Some children even with average intellect may find difficulty in some aspects of learning, such as concentrating, planning and carrying out sensory/motor tasks.  A Child with Dyspraxia may display some of the following indicators:

  • Poor balance
  • Poor fine and gross motor co-ordination
  • Poor posture
  • Difficulty with throwing and catching a ball
  • Poor awareness of body position in spaceadult-and-child-therapy-centre favicon
  • Poor sense of direction
  • Difficulty in hopping, skipping or riding a bike
  • Sensitive to touch
  • Confused about which hand to use
  • Intolerance of having hair or teeth brushed, nails and hair cut
  • Slow to learn to dress or feed themselves
  • Find some clothes uncomfortable
  • Difficulty with reading, writing
  • Speech problems – slow to learn to speak and speech may be incoherent
  • Phobias or obsessive behavior and impatient

We can offer a Team approach to assessing a child for Dyspraxia. Our Educational Psychologist and our Occupational Therapist can carry out an assessment, where we can identify Dyspraxia and offer therapeutic input to support and understand a child who has dyspraxia.

If you or your child’s teacher have concerns regarding Dyspraxia please contact us for Parental Consultation where we will offer a plan for your child.

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