Learning about Dyspraxia Symptoms

You are shocked when you hear dyspraxia. It is not a common word. You have never imagined that you will hear such word. Moreover, it gives you an eerie feeling whenever it rolls on your tongue. Dyspraxia is a disorder that affects fine/gross motor coordination. When you see your child’s condition, you are afraid that your child might have this disorder. Therefore, you want to dig more information about it. You are curious with the dyspraxia symptoms. By knowing the symptoms, it would be easier to take further steps.

  • The Warnings

Put in your mind that dyspraxia is not the end of the world. With the right treatment and family’s support, children with dyspraxia can improve their muscle tone and their coordination abilities. There are some dyspraxia symptoms. Generally, the symptoms appear in an early stage. A toddler with dyspraxia is a messy eater. The child is unable to ride a tricycle or play ball. Next, the toddler does not talk as well as kids the same age. Some kids cannot speak until 3 years old. In elementary school stage, you should be careful when your child often falls and bump into things. It is hard for the child to jump and skip. Using hands for holding things and writing is a difficult task to do. In this stage, the child also struggles to play and interact with other kids.

There are also dyspraxia symptoms in older stages. Yes, the warning signs also appear even in middle school and high schools. It is better to bring your child for a test when he/she takes a long time to write because of difficulty in gripping a pencil. Next, it is a visible sign when your child has trouble in moving objects from one place to another. Playing games that require hand-eye coordination is difficult for them. A child finds it difficult to stand for a long time because of the weak muscle tone. In high school, a child with dyspraxia easily forgets and may talk continuously. They also have trouble in noticing non-verbal signals from others.