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Dyspraxia Symptoms, Dyspraxia Treatment and Therapy Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

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Dyspraxia Symptoms

The symptoms listed below are just indicators, that a child may have dyspraxia and therefore needs additional help from us at our Treatment Centre.

Some of the following symptoms (but rarely all!) will be found:

Children up to 3 years of age

  • Irritable from birth
  • Exhibit significant feeding problems
  • Are slow to achieve expected developmental milestones
  • By the age of eight months still may not sit independently
  • Fail to go through the crawling stages, preferring to "bottom shuffle" and then walk
  • Avoid tasks which require good manual dexterity

Children aged 3 to 5 years old

Problems may include:

  • Very high levels of motor activity, including feet swinging and tapping when seated, hand-clapping or twisting.
  • Unable to stay still
  • High levels of excitability, with a loud/shrill voice
  • May be easily distressed and prone to temper tantrums
  • May constantly bump into objects and fall over
  • Hands flap when running
  • Difficulty with pedalling a tricycle or similar toy
  • Lack of any sense of danger (jumping from heights etc)
  • Continued messy eating. May prefer to eat with their fingers, frequently spill drinks
  • Avoidance of constructional toys, such as jigsaws or building blocks
  • Poor fine motor skills. Difficulty in holding a pencil or using scissors. Drawings may appear immature
  • Lack of imaginative play. May show little interest in 'dressing up' or in playing appropriately in a home corner or Wendy house
  • Limited creative play
  • Isolation within the peer group. Rejected by peers, children may prefer adult company
  • Laterality (left- or right-handedness) still not established
  • Persistent language difficulties
  • Sensitive to sensory stimulation, including high levels of noise, tactile defensiveness, wearing new clothes
  • Limited response to verbal instruction. May be slow to respond and have problems with comprehension
  • Limited concentration. Tasks are often left unfinished

If dyspraxia is not identified, problems can persist and affect the child’s life at school. Increasing frustration and lowering of self-esteem can result.

Children aged 7 years old

Problems may include:

  • Difficulties in adapting to a structured school routine
  • Difficulties in Physical Education lessons
  • Slow at dressing. Unable to tie shoe laces
  • Barely legible handwriting
  • Immature drawing and copying skills
  • Limited concentration and poor listening skills
  • Literal use of language
  • Inability to remember more than two or three instructions at once
  • Slow completion of class work
  • Continued high levels of motor activity
  • Hand flapping or clapping when excited
  • Tendency to become easily distressed and emotional
  • Problems with co-ordinating a knife and fork
  • Inability to form relationships with other children
  • Sleeping difficulties, including wakefulness at night and nightmares
  • Reporting of physical symptoms, such as migraine, headaches, feeling sick

Children aged 8 to 9 years old

Children with dyspraxia may have become disaffected with the education system. Handwriting is often a particular difficulty. By the time they reach secondary education their attendance record is often poor.

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