What is DYSPRAXIA?
Dyspraxia is not an official diagnosis; rather, it is a group of movement disorders that will often include other symptoms such as poor social skills or inattention. The House of Child Development is offering expert Help in Toronto. We label such children with DCD (developmental coordination disorder).
Dyspraxia Academic Support Beyond Tutoring
Dyspraxia is a specific problem with movement and includes challenges with:
- fine motor skills.
- gross motor skills.
- movement (motor planning) and completion.
A student with dyspraxia will often have difficulties with everyday life skills such as self-care, writing, typing, riding a bike, and playing. As dyspraxia is a lifelong condition, it will also affect ‘adult’ skills such as learning to drive a car and working on computers.
Dyspraxia often also affects students socially because it can lead to difficulty with time management, organization, memory, and processing. As the student having poor social and emotional skills when in reality they have no intellectual challenges; they simply need more time to respond and problem solve.
Celebrities with DYSPRAXIA disorder diagnosed!
- Daniel Radcliffe.
- Cara Delevingne.
- Albert Einstein: A guy with IQ of 160, was unable to tie shoelaces.
- Florence Welch.
- David Bailey.
- Marco Pierre White.
- Jamie Oliver.
- Jack Kerouac.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
- G K Chesterton.
Motor: Difficulty with planning, sequencing, and executing a correct movement pattern
Verbal: Difficulty with programming, sequencing, and starting the mouth movements required to make sounds
Oral: Difficulty with planning and executing non-speech sounds, such as blowing, sucking, or individual tongue/lip movements
Common Associated Issues
- Students are often mislabeled as ‘slow’, and they will tend to respond slower to instructions than their peers even though they are intellectually able.
- Students with Dyspraxia Disorder often avoid sports or team games due to being uncoordinated and clumsy.
- Completing work in a neat and organized manner is challenging. Often handwriting will be hard to read or students will take an extremely long time to write. Getting things like the date, title, and layout copied correctly from a board is hard.
- Students may have difficulties eating and playing with others without being ‘messy’.
- Students may experience poor attention spans and difficulty concentrating on a task.
How We Practice Dyspraxia Help in Toronto
The House of Child Development offers Help in Toronto. Coupled with following exercises. That helps the child suffering from the Dyspraxia Disorder, while maintaining the therapy schedules.
- Constant multisensory teaching to practice fine and gross motor skills.
- Developing checklists/visual prompts for the student to refer to in class.
- Establishing good routines to allow students to self-advocate e.g. do they need wider lined paper, color paper, graph paper?
- Introducing students to assistive technology programs such as Text-to-Speech and mod math.
- Pre-teaching, role-playing and rehearsing anticipated classroom challenges and social situations.
- Developing executive functioning procedures and teaching the ways of carrying out activities they find difficult. Such as breaking down difficult movements into much smaller parts
SEE what Harry Potter wants to say:
Daniel Radcliffe, best known for playing a leading role in Harry Potter Series. Daniel is one of the favorite Actor of children. While suffering from Dyspraxia, he advised to all other children with disorder,“Don’t let it stop you. It has never held me back.” Here is the source.
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