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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

  • Poor handwriting

  • 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


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