Dyspraxia is a neurological condition that affects a child’s physical coordination and movement. It’s also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder, and is not one of the common disorders you would typically hear about. As a result, children with Dyspraxia may often be misdiagnosed or their symptoms may simply be ignored outright.
This can be unfortunate as early treatment can help the child better overcome the disorder.
Here are some possible signs of Dyspraxia:
- Difficulty adapting to school routines
- Limited attention span and poor listening
- Limited memory
- Easily distressed and emotional
- Isolation from peers
Dyspraxia can impair balance and the ability to walk and jump. It can also affect fine motor skills and may impair their academic performance in activities like reading, writing, and speech; despite being of average to higher intelligence.
The signs of Dyspraxia can be very misleading. Many of the symptoms can be commonly confused for other learning disorders like ADHD, which can throw off or confound educators and parents. To be able to properly help children affected by specific learning disorders, an accurate diagnosis is necessary and critical at an early age.
Find out how you can learn more about ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and other common learning disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorders.
College of Allied Educators offers our Diploma in Learning Disorders Management & Child Psychology programme to help you understand your child or the child in your care to more effectively help in their learning and development.
Diploma in Learning Disorders Management & Child Psychology is a Skillsfuture course (claimable) designed specifically to train potential teachers, parents and caregivers to identify, detect and support children with special needs, such as Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyspraxia, and Dyslexia.
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