Motor Planning Disorders /Dyspraxia
Dyspraxia is a rare disorder. It is a type of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) that affects the fine and gross motor skills of children and can follow them into adulthood as well.
If your child has dyspraxia, our Batavia therapists can help. At Therapy Care, we can help your child manage their dyspraxia so they can live as comfortably and independently as possible.
How can I tell if my child has dyspraxia?
Dyspraxia is commonly diagnosed in childhood years, but it can go undiagnosed if symptoms are not highly apparent.
In fact, according to the Dyspraxia Foundation, “DCD is distinct from other motor disorders such as cerebral palsy and stroke and occurs across the range of intellectual abilities. Individuals may vary in how their difficulties present: these may change over time depending on environmental demands and life experiences.”
Because there is such a broad range of what symptoms may look like, it is important to understand the most common ways this disorder presents itself.
These include, but are not limited to:
- Difficulty writing
- Difficulty typing
- Difficulties with educational and recreational activities
- Difficulty learning new skills
- Difficulties with self-care
In addition to these common areas of difficulty, it is also possible for dyspraxia to affect speech, articulation, memory, thought, perception, and processing. This can make it difficult to plan, organize, and problem-solve.
Commonly, coordination issues may cause several problems with participating in/functioning through the daily activities of life. As a result, this may lead to negative impacts on the social, emotional, and academic areas of life.
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Fortunately, our Batavia physical therapists can help provide your child with the care they need to have a happy and successful life.