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The child with Dyspraxia may have a combination of several problems in varying degrees. These include:
Children with dyspraxia can be of average or above average intelligence but are often behaviorally immature. They try hard to fit in to socially accepted behavior when at school but often throw tantrums when at home. They may find it difficult to understand logic and reason.
Not all children with dyspraxia have all these problems. Many parents will say that their children have some of these problems, but if your child has dyspraxia, either diagnosed or not, you may have observed a cluster of these difficulties.
there is no cure for Dyspraxia but the earlier a child is treated the greater the chance of improvement. occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and extra help at school can all help a child with Dyspraxia to cope or overcome many difficulties. However a lot of the skills that we take for granted will never become automatic to such children and they will have to be taught these skills.
Dyspraxia is also known by other names including:
Updated: 17 Aug, 2015
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by Catherine Sweeney