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Doctor insights on: Dyspraxia In Teenagers

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What is dyspraxia?

What is dyspraxia?

Motor problems: Dyspraxia is a term for a wide array of motor coordination problems that are neurologically based, meaning that the deficits originate in the brain. The motor deficits can impact speech, fine motor, and/or gross motor skills. Dyspraxia can co-occur with other disabilities such as autism and adhd. It can be treated successfully with speech therapy, ot, and pt. ...Read more

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Apraxia (Definition)

Apraxia refers to several concepts. One is where motor or cognitive tasks cannot be done even when comprehension and physical capacity to perform are present, often referring to acquired difficulties, sometimes inborn. The term may be used to describe problems seen in daily living, or the failure to complete a task during testing. It's not generally applied to ...Read more


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What is dyspraxia?

What is dyspraxia?

Dyspraxia: Developmental dyspraxia is a disorder characterized by an impairment in the ability to plan and carry out sensory and motor tasks. Generally, individuals with the disorder appear "out of sync" with their environment. Symptoms vary and may include poor balance and coordination, clumsiness, vision problems, perception difficulties, emotional and behavioral problems, difficulty with reading, writing, . ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of dyspraxia?

Yes: You should talk to your doctor about this and reasons about it. ...Read more

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What dr. Can i see for dyspraxia?

Occupational therapy: After you have diagnosed the cause of your dyspraxia, you might consider occupational therapy, which can be useful. ...Read more

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Is there any adults with dyspraxia?

Yes: Dyspraxia refers to trouble with motor planning and coordination. It starts in childhood and may get better with age but also may persist. It also can occur in adults as a result of brain trauma or stroke. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about dyspraxia?

What can you tell me about dyspraxia?

At what age & what : type ? Developmental Coordination Disorder impacts planning & execution of age-appropriate motor tasks. There can be difficulty performing single- or multi-step tasks, pronouncing words or recognizing spatial relationships, often + other neurodevelopmental disorders. Occupational & Physical Therapists evaluate & treat. See http://ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/dyspraxia/what-is-dyspraxia ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is dyspraxia?

NeurologicalDisorder: Developmental dyspraxia, referred to as developmental coordination disorder (dcd), in the us and europe, is a chronic neurological disorder beginning in childhood that can affect planning of movements and coordination as a result of brain messages not being accurately transmitted to the body. ...Read more

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What is dyspraxia and how is it treated?

Coordination problem: Dyspraxia is a condition that is characterized by problems with movement and coordination and can affect individuals at varying degrees. This discoordination can also affect language but not intelligence. It is treated by occupational and speech and language therapists. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of dyspraxia?

What are some of the symptoms of dyspraxia?

At what age & what : type ? Deficits in planning & executing movements can be visual-perceptual or visual-motor, impairing age-appropriate single- or multi-step fine motor tasks, & recognition of spatial relationships. If oral motor, speech, eating & drinking. Depending on the neurodevelopmental cause, occupational & speech therapy can help. See http://ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/dyspraxia/what-is-dyspraxia ...Read more

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Does dyspraxia lead to problems with spelling?

It should not: The term dyspraxia means a lack of smoothness in motor function. It may be difficult to write, but should not affect spelling. ...Read more

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How do I toilet train children with dyspraxia?

How do I toilet train children with dyspraxia?

See below: I'm assuming a child with dyspraxia has problems with movement, coordination, judgment, processing, memory and some other cognitive skills. Readiness is important-soft stool and taking advantage of the gastrocolic reflex-urination and stooling after a meal can allow physical modeling of sitting on a potty and alllowing the body to relax and release. Do not force-set up a routine and relax. ...Read more

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What is dyspraxia and how does it affect humans?

Clumsy and awkward: Dyspraxia is just a fancy way of describing someone who is clumsy and awkward. Most of us are born this way. Some develop symptoms due to trauma, infections, drug effects. For some it represents the symptoms of a underlying disease of the nervous system. Most of us need to practice and work hard to develop motor skills, but once we learn, we can do great things. It can be a cross to bear. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the dyspraxia symptoms?

Many types: The symptoms of dyspraxia are primarily related to difficulties with a variety of fine motor skills. There are several forms, and the website below will hopefully provide clarification for you.

http://www.ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/dyspraxia/what-is-dyspraxia ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of dyspraxia?

At what age & what : type ? Developmental Coordination Disorder impacts planning & execution of age-appropriate motor tasks. There can be difficulty performing single- or multi-step tasks, pronouncing words or recognizing spatial relationships, often + other neurodevelopmental disorders. Occupational & Physical Therapists evaluate & treat. See http://ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/dyspraxia/what-is-dyspraxia ...Read more

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Could I still have dyspraxia even if ok handwriting?

Dyspraxia: This is a pretty complicated question and requires a good assessment from a neuropsychologist. Here is a uk website that might help. http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/services/dys_glance.php. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone with severe dyspraxia should kill themselves?

No: Thee is always a means of coping with any medical issue.
I once had a patient very ill lost legs, sight and kidney to diabetes, he told me he wasn't to bad. He spoke to other patients who were worse! ...Read more

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Whats developmental dyspraxia?

Dyspraxia: Developmental dyspraxia is a disorder characterized by an impairment in the ability to plan and carry out sensory and motor tasks. Generally, individuals with the disorder appear "out of sync" with their environment. Symptoms vary and may include poor balance and coordination, clumsiness, vision problems, perception difficulties, emotional and behavioral problems, difficulty with reading, writing, . ...Read more

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What are treatment options for dyspraxia?

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Dyspraxia: Occupational therapy, Speech & Language therapy, Perceptual motor training, Equine therapy, Play therapy. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone is just really clumsy is that a sign of dyspraxia?

Depends: Dyspraxia is a pathological condition related to brain dysfunction, while being clumsy is not. If the clumsiness is new or getting worse, see your doctor right away, may need a neurologist to establish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have dyspraxia or some other disability, or am i just clumsy?

Maybe: There is not enough information to determine that difference. Dyspraxia has to do with speech...clumsy id different. An occupational therapy evaluation could help determine that difference. See your doctor and request a referral to OT. It will be beneficial whether you have an actual problem or find out ways to improve clumsiness. ...Read more

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Is it possible that dyslexia and dyspraxia effect your emotional health?

Is it possible that dyslexia and dyspraxia effect your emotional health?

Possibly: Dyslexia and dyspraxia could make you feel badly about your performance at school or work, possibly leading to shame, poor self-image, etc. These problems can be addressed through educational therapies, though -- please talk with your doctor about local resources for help. Much info via the national center for learning disabilities also, too: http://www.Ncld.Org/. ...Read more

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Is there any effective treatment for developmental dyspraxia?

Depends: Dyspraxias are difficulties in planning/executing complicated, multistep activities. Breaking the skill into component parts and getting help from a therapist (pt, ot or st) to better understand the motor planning needed and practice the various steps can result in improvement. Seek an evaluation from a therapist. ...Read more

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What is ?The difference between autism and developemental verbal dyspraxia?

What is ?The difference between autism and developemental verbal dyspraxia?

See below: Autism effects speech, cognition, and socialization. Speech apraxia/dyspraxia only effects speech. ...Read more

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