Characteristics of Dyspraxia


What are the characteristics of Dyspraxia?

Characteristics of Dyspraxia include difficulties with movement, coordination, judgement, processing, memory, and several other cognitive processes. It also has an impact on the immunological and neural systems of the body. It refers to motor learning problems, perceptual-motor dysfunction, and developmental coordination disorder (DCD).

The term “dyspraxia” comes from the Greek “praxis.” This means “doing, acting.” It refers to tasks requiring balance, athletics, or learning to drive a car; it can also impair fine motor skills, such as writing or manipulating small items.

Individuals with dyspraxia frequently experience language difficulties. Dyspraxia, on the other hand, has no effect on IQ, yet it can create learning difficulties in youngsters. The brain does not process information in such a way that complete transmission of neural signals is possible. Dyspraxia makes it harder to plan what to do and how to do it. People with dyspraxia can be “out of sync” with their surroundings.

According to experts, roughly 10% of people have some degree of dyspraxia, while approximately 2% have severe dyspraxia. Boys account for four out of every five children with obvious dyspraxia. There is debate around dyspraxia being under-diagnosed among females.

Children and Dyspraxia

it is common for children with Dyspraxia to present with delays in early developmental milestones e.g. crawling, walking, self-feeding, and dressing.. Also, they could be behind in drawing, writing, and athletic skills for their age. Children’s rates of growth differ greatly. This is based on the individual’s age. Among the general signs of dyspraxia are differences in clumsiness in speech perception issues, poor hand-eye coordination. It vary from person to person and may alter over time.. Dyspraxia can have the following consequences:

Cohesion, and mobility.

How you learn new skills.

How you think, and recall information at work and at home your everyday life abilities. For example, clothing and food preparation.

Your prowess in writing, typing, drawing, and grasping little items.

How you behave in social circumstances.

The way you handle your emotions.

Additional time management, planning, and personal organisation abilities.

Dyspraxia and Co-Ordination

Coordination of movements is a complicated process that includes several nerves and sections of the brain. Any flaw in this process has the potential to cause problems with movement and coordination. It is not always evident why children with DCD do not develop cohesion as well as other talents. Some risk factors will enhance a child’s probability of having Dyspraxia. Here are some examples.

Firstly, being born prematurely, before the 37th week of pregnancy.

Secondly, having a low birth weight.

Thirdly, a family history of Dyspraxia

Finally, but not always, the mother drinking alcohol or using illicit substances while pregnant.

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