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 & Port Charlotte 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 In Batavia? 

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.

Ready to Contact Our Port Charlotte Clinic?

Fortunately, our Batavia & Port Charlotte Pediatric therapists can help provide your child with the care they need to have a happy and successful life.

Through our Batavia & Port Charlotte pediatric therapy treatments, we can help your child find relief so they can live their life with confidence and independence. Request an appointment at our clinic in Batavia & Port Charlotte, today!

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- Grace Brown

Margaret provided speech and language services to both of my daughters for a span of 2 years. She is an absolutely phenomenal provider. Margaret is caring and takes a child-led play based approach, which I appreciate. Margaret also used her expertise to pull in other therapy modalities as appropriate to get us connected with the resources my daughters needed to reach all of their developmental goals. 

- Christie Balistrieri

I had an amazing experience at Therapy Care. I came with neck and shoulder pain and saw Dr. Aparna for 6 weeks. I instantly felt very comfortable and welcome. I truly felt that she cared about my progress. She is super knowledgeable and I felt better even after our first physical therapy session together. I am so thankful for her help because I feel so much better now. I would highly recommend her. Erin was also very great to work with, very good communication and follow through. Very positive experience.