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Doctor insights on: Helping Dyspraxia Improve Coordination

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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?

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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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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Coordination (Definition)

Motor coordination is the combination of body movements created with the kinematic (such as spatial direction) and kinetic (force) parameters that result in intended actions. Motor coordination is achieved when subsequent parts of the same movement, or the movements of several limbs or body parts are combined in a manner that is well timed, smooth, and efficient with respect ...Read more