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Treatment of Dyspraxia in Children

Dyspraxia is known as Developmental coordination disorder (DCD). Dyspraxia in children can affect their coordination skills such as keeping a proper body balance or playing a particular sport; it can also affect a child’s motor skills such as writing or handling small objects in hand. Unfortunately, most people have the idea that Dyspraxia is only related to motor skills deficits like coming up with an idea, planning it out, and executing it; but it’s much more than that, children that suffer from Dyspraxia often have above than average intelligence, but their brain is unable to comprehend and process the information properly and therefore they have difficulty with their motor, perception and memory skills. Below we have explained the treatment of Dyspraxia, but before that let’s have a look at symptoms of Dyspraxia.

The symptoms of Dyspraxia may differ depending on the child’s age. However, an early diagnosis of a child is the better the prognosis will be. We can help our children manage many of their physical difficulties by preparing a proper treatment plan combined with extra help from the school. This will help build up their self-confidence and self-esteem, and help them grow to become well-adjusted adults.

 

Treatment of Dyspraxia we can use to help our child?

1) Occupational therapy:

An occupational therapist pinpoints a specific problem, finds the extent of it and finds a solution for it. For example, some children may have some speech problems rather than motor problems like simply walking or running. Others may have problems with dressing up, eating on their own, or writing. These specific problems can be identified and worked upon with the help of proper treatment. It’s advised to seek help from proper healthcare professionals that can assess their abilities and create a flexible therapy plan for our children.

 

2)  Task-oriented approach:

With this approach, a professional identifies our child’s specific problem and then finds ways to overcome it. This means that they improve a particular difficulty by breaking it down into small steps, then take each individual step and work upon it regularly with the child. Our child can benefit from getting used to the tasks with regular exercise and practice.

 

3) Process-oriented approach:

This approach focuses on the child’s senses and perception of their body that may disrupt the proper movement of their body. With the help of a process-oriented approach, our child can improve their general movement,i.e. their motor skills by involving activities and exercises that will help improve their senses.

 

4) Speech and language therapy:

This therapy focuses on our child’s struggles with speech and helps them find ways to properly communicate their feelings to the best of their ability. This may include simple exercises of lips or tongue, practicing sounds, breath control and speech modulation.

 

Empowerkidz helps children that suffer from Dyspraxia to improve their organizational and motor skills by using a variety of different learning methods and approaches.

 

Contact Dr. Anupma Sethi at +1-669-900-2315 today to find out more about how you can help change your child’s life.

 

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