Developmental Dyspraxia: Information and Resources

Developmental dyspraxia is a condition characterized by difficulties in the ability to plan and perform sensory and motor (movement) tasks. Persons with this disorder appear to be “out of sync” with what is happening around them.

The symptoms of development dyspraxia include:

  • Poor balance and coordination
  • Poor posture
  • Vision difficulties
  • Problems with perception
  • Emotional issues
  • Behavioral problems
  • Difficulties in reading, writing, and speaking
  • A lack of adequate social skills
  • Deficient short-term memory

      Persons with this disorder may have average or above-average intelligence. They may also exhibit immature behavior.

    The symptoms of development dyspraxia include:

    • Poor balance and coordination
    • Poor posture
    • Vision difficulties
    • Problems with perception
    • Emotional issues
    • Behavioral problems
    • Difficulties in reading, writing, and speaking
    • A lack of adequate social skills
    • Deficient short-term memory

        Persons with this disorder may have average or above-average intelligence. They may also exhibit immature behavior.

      Treating Development Dysparxia

      Treatment for developmental dyspraxia depends on the type and intensity of the symptoms. Support may include occupational and speech therapy, as well as ‘cueing’ or other types of communication, like pictures and hand gestures. In most cases, children with developmental dyspraxia will need special education. 

      Developmental Dyspraxia Prognosis

      Developmental dyspraxia is an incurable lifelong condition. However, some individuals are able to function successfully through occupational and speech therapy support.

      Healthcare for Developmental Dyspraxia

      If you notice one or more of these developmental dyspraxia symptoms in your child, please contact us for an assessment. Our specialists at Family Neurology will be able to make an informed diagnosis. In the event of developmental dyspraxia, we will speak with you to determine an effective treatment plan that works best for your child, yourself and your support team. Contact us for an initial consultation today.

      Developmental Dyspraxia Prognosis

      Developmental dyspraxia is an incurable lifelong condition. However, some individuals are able to function successfully through occupational and speech therapy support.

      Healthcare for Developmental Dyspraxia

      If you notice one or more of these developmental dyspraxia symptoms in your child, please contact us for an assessment. Our specialists at Family Neurology will be able to make an informed diagnosis. In the event of developmental dyspraxia, we will speak with you to determine an effective treatment plan that works best for your child, yourself and your support team. Contact us for an initial consultation today.

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      Dyspraxia Resources

      Research Institutions

      The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) supports research on developmental dyspraxia and other developmental disabilities. The institute aims to improve learning about these disorders and discovering how to prevent and treat these conditions.   

      Organizations

      American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

      This is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and scientists who study speech, language, and hearing. It offers the general public information about a variety of speech, language, and hearing disabilities that affect children and adults. This includes developmental dyspraxia.

      Organizations

      American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

      This is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and scientists who study speech, language, and hearing. It offers the general public information about a variety of speech, language, and hearing disabilities that affect children and adults. This includes developmental dyspraxia.

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