Could it be dyspraxia?
What to look for in children and adults who may have dyspraxia (these are just examples of some of difficulties you might see)
If your child has many of these difficulties listed, please do contact us to discuss further. Your child may benefit from a formal assessment.
Early Years (up to 6 years old):
Unable to sit still
Messy eater or difficulties with using cutlery – knife and fork together
Difficulties with ball skills such as kicking a ball or catching a beanbag
Poor fine motor skills
Awkward when walking or running
Poor ability to play and use appropriate social skills with peers
Difficulties with pedalling a tricycle.
Primary Schools (up to 11 years old):
Difficulties with participating in PE and other games
Difficulties with riding a bike
Bumping into furniture and other objects / people
Difficulties with personal organising
Difficulties with dressing and undressing. Including zips, buttons and laces
May find walking up and down stairs difficult
Secondary School and adulthood:
Motor skills are delayed and impacting on day to day life including cooking, dressing and shopping
Difficulties with judging speed and distance – this can impact on learning to drive.
Difficulties with handwriting and exams
Poor stamina and energy levels
Poor short term memory or organisation skills.
Difficulties adapting to and learning new situations or motor skills