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What are the effects of Dyspraxia?

What are the effects of Dyspraxia?

Developmental co-ordination disorder can cause a wide range of problems such as:


Your child may take longer than expected to start:

  • Rolling
  • Sitting
  • Crawling
  • Walking
  • Your child may also feel stiff (hypertonia- high tone) or feel floppy (hypotonia- low tone)
  • Your child may also struggle to co-ordinate movements such as using a knife and fork

Older children

When your child gets older you may notice more difficulties such as:

  • Hopping, running and kicking a ball.
  • Walking up and down stairs
  • Drawing, writing and cutting with scissors
  • Doing shoe laces and buttons
  • Clumsy and fall over or knock things over more frequently than other children
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Struggling to learn new skills

To book an assessment or for more information please email call 0161 883 0066 .