Dyspraxia is an alternative name for Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Dyspraxia mainly causes issues with coordination resulting in clumsy type behaviour. Dyspraxic people also have problems with motor skills.
Fine motor skills require precise movements like:
- Threading beads
- Tying shoelaces
- Doing up buttons
- Using cutlery
Gross Motor skills relate to balance and coordination including:
- Catching and throwing
- Riding a bike
Sufferers will therefore often avoid participating in sport. The signs of Dyspraxia vary with age and development. For example, young children often show delays in achieving developmental skills (e.g. tying shoelaces, buttoning shirts, zipping pants/trousers) and can appear quite clumsy. Older children often have problems with fine motor control; doing puzzles, building models or playing ball games. Many children do not show difficulties with the early milestones of sitting and crawling but show later difficulties with more complex activities – those which requires the involvement of the cerebellum.
Other Dyspraxia symptoms may show in:
- Coordination and balance
- Behavioural issues
- Some have issues with noise and feeling
- Extreme cases with speech impediments
These skills take longer to develop in children with dyspraxic tendencies.
Dore can help people overcome their dyspraxia symptoms by tackling the root cause of their difficulties – by improving the efficiency the cerebellum. Through a Programme of personalised activities, created specifically to exercise the brain’s important skill centre, Dore liberates the ability to learn, opening up a whole new world of opportunities and transforming lives.
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There have been many papers written about the research into dyspraxia and the cerebellum. Here is a list of recommended reading.