Diagnosis and Treatment of Dyspraxia

diagnosis treatment dyspraxia

Diagnosis and treatment of Dyspraxia involves a collaborative effort including multiple professionals.

Each of these individuals, together with parents and teachers, may assist the dyspraxic youngster with learning troublesome everyday routines, honing reading and writing abilities, and adapting to social systems through behavioural modifications. 

Occupational therapy (OT)

An occupational therapist assists in the resolution of specific difficulties. This might be include providing crutches for walking or assisting in breaking down difficult activities into little manageable stages, among other things.

An occupational therapist can assist in determining the scope of a problem. Some children, for example, may have greater speech impairments than gross motor problems such as walking or running. Others, on the other hand, may have more difficulties with dressing, eating alone, writing, and so on. Each of these youngsters must be assessed for their specific inadequacies and treated accordingly. An occupational therapist will assess how the kid accomplishes daily activities at home and at school. They will next assist the youngster in developing abilities related to daily activities that they find challenging.They will assess you in locating practical strategies to maintain your independence and accomplish the daily duties such as writing or cooking etc.

Speech and language therapy

These therapists work with children who struggle with language and speech. A specific letter or syllable may be the source of a stumbling block in speaking. Some youngsters may speak excessively quickly or slowly, or too loudly and in a high pitch. A therapist can assist in modifying these speech issues. These may involve lip or tongue exercises, sound practise, breath control, and speech modulation. A therapist can also assist with the language development, hearing and the listening skills development, reading, spelling, writing, and movement abilities.

Training in perceptual motor skills

This entails honing the child’s linguistic, visual, motor, and hearing abilities. The person is assigned a series of activities that gradually get more difficult — the goal is to push the youngster so that they improve, but not to the point where it becomes irritating or stressful.

Active Play

 According to experts, active play – any play that incorporates physical exercise – whether outside or within the house, promotes increase motor activity. Play is a means for children to learn about their surroundings and about themselves, and it is especially important for children aged 3 to 5. Active play is when a very young child’s physical and emotional learning, language development, unique awareness, and understanding of what their senses are all come together. The more youngsters engage in active play, the better they will grow at successfully interacting with other children.

Physiotherapy

Physical therapists use exercises, massage, and other physiotherapy procedures to help patients improve their motor coordination and balance. These may gradually aid in the improvement of a child’s motor abilities.

Neurodevelopmental paediatricians and paediatricians

These are the doctors who examine the child’s health. They may aid in the exclusion of other neurological diseases that may resemble dyspraxia, such as cerebral palsy. They also monitor the child’s neurological and general growth and wellbeing.

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