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Post  natashachamberlin on Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:41 am

Dyspraxia Information Page

What is Developmental 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, and speaking, poor social skills, poor posture, and poor short-term memory. Although individuals with the disorder may be of average or above average intelligence, they may behave immaturely.


Is there any treatment?



Treatment is symptomatic and supportive and may include occupational and speech therapy, and "cueing" or other forms of communication such as using pictures and hand gestures. Many children with the disorder require special education.



What is the prognosis?



Developmental dyspraxia is a lifelong disorder. Many individuals are able to compensate for their disabilities through occupational and speech therapy.

What research is being done?




The NINDS supports research on developmental disorders, such as developmental dyspraxia, aimed at learning more about these disorders, and finding ways to prevent and treat them.

Organizations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852-3279

actioncenter@asha.org
http://www.asha.org

Tel: 800-638-8255
Fax: 301-571-0457


http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

http://www.homeopathy4kids.com/

http://www.cafamily.org.uk/Direct/d48.html

Dyspraxia Foundation


Web: www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk
Helpline: 01462 454 986 (10 am - 1 pm) Mon - Fri
Admin: 01462 455 016
Email: dyspraxia@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk


Registered Office


Dyspraxia Foundation
8 West Alley,
Hitchin,
Herts, SG5 1EG


http://www.horizon-academy.com/?gclid=CLSktN2imJQCFQbllAodYQ8ytQ

http://www.rdg.ac.uk/studyskills/dyslexia/dyspraxia%20info.htm

http://www.ndp3.org/?gclid=CPX0vc2imJQCFQTalAodOitrtw

http://members.fortunecity.com/sian2/dyspraxia.index.html

http://www.reading.ac.uk/studyskills/dyslexia_dyspraxia/dyspraxia_info.htm






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