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  Dyspraxia - Home Page
The child with dyspraxia may have a combination of several problems in varying degrees.
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.
www.dyspraxiaireland.com   (630 words)

  Dyspraxia: Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders
Dyspraxia is a neurological disorder of motor coordination usually apparent in childhood that manifests as difficulty in thinking out, planning out, and executing planned movements or tasks.
Dyspraxia is often subdivided into two types: developmental dyspraxia, also known as developmental coordination disorder, and verbal dyspraxia, also known as developmental apraxia of speech.
The Dyspraxia Foundation (England) describes it as "an impairment or immaturity of the organization of movement," and further adds that it may be associated with problems in language, perception, and thought.
health.enotes.com /neurological-disorders-encyclopedia/dyspraxia   (1446 words)

 dyspraxia, dispraxia,
The word "Dyspraxia" is derived from two sources: Dys comes from the Latin and has come to mean a difficulty with something and praxis from the Greek means action or activity.
It is therefore a disorder of movement involving impairment of the ability to carry out a motor activity in the absence of paralysis or impairment of the primary motor pathways (nerves) controlling movement.
Dyspraxia, sometimes in the past called the "clumsy child syndrome" is an umbrella term used to describe children who share similar symptoms but whose aetiology (cause) is variable.
www.tinsleyhouseclinic.co.uk /dyspraxia.htm   (542 words)

 Dyspraxia - Psychology Wiki - A Wikia wiki
Ripley, Daines, and Barrett state that 'Developmental dyspraxia is difficulty getting our bodies to do what we want when we want them to do it', and that this difficulty can be considered significant when it interferes with the normal range of activities expected for a child of their age.
Madeline Portwood makes the distinction that dyspraxia is not due to a general medical condition, but that it may be due to immature neuron development.
Part of a continuum of related disorders, dyspraxia is also known as developmental co-ordination disorder, and may also be present in people with autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia and dyscalculia, among others.
psychology.wikia.com /wiki/Dyspraxia   (800 words)

 BBC - Health - Conditions - Dyspraxia
Dyspraxia can affect any or all areas of development – intellectual, emotional, physical, language, social and sensory - and may impair a person’s normal process of learning.
Children with dyspraxia may be late in reaching milestones, and may not be able to run, hop or jump, for example, when their friends can.
Dyspraxia is often described as a hidden problem, because children with the condition appear no different from those who don't.
www.bbc.co.uk /health/conditions/dyspraxia2.shtml   (688 words)

 Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Dyspraxia
Dyspraxia may also be known as 'developmental verbal apraxia' or 'developmental apraxia of speech'.
In this topic dyspraxia refers only to a speech difficulty, but the word dyspraxia can also be used for various difficulties with precise muscle control of the rest of the body, planning and control of movements.
It seems also that children with dyspraxia do not listen carefully to what they are saying, so that they do not realise that they are leaving sounds out, and they need practice with listening to what they say as well as with making the sounds.
www.cyh.com /cyh/parentopics/usr_index0.stm?topic_id=388   (1256 words)

Dyspraxia is an immaturity of the brain resulting in messages not being properly transmitted to the body.
Dyspraxia is a disability but those affected do not look disabled.
There is no cure for dyspraxia but the earlier a child is treated then the greater the chance of improvement.
www.setuindia.org /dyspraxia.htm   (716 words)

 Dyspraxia : General Information and Guidelines by Mike Connor
Dyspraxia is most readily recognised when the child in question may be directly observed alongside his/her peers during activities requiring balance or co-ordination.
Dyspraxia may be implicated if the child has not achieved (motor) milestones at an age comparable with the norm, e.g.
In respect of verbal dyspraxia, the critical issue is early recognition of the condition in order to minimise a negative impact upon literacy acquisition and the development of secondary social and behavioural symptoms.
www.mugsy.org /connor25.htm   (4000 words)

 Australian Dyspraxia Association Inc.
Dyspraxia is a motor planning disorder, not a muscular deficit.
Dyspraxia is believed to be an immaturity of parts of the motor cortex (area of the brain) that prevents messages from being properly transmitted to the body.
Dyspraxia affects up to 10% of the population with approximately 70% of those affected being boys.
www.dyspraxia.com.au   (487 words)

 Brain Foundation - Dyspraxia
Dyspraxia refers to difficulties with coordinated movement in which messages from the brain are not effectively transmitted to the body.
Dyspraxia may also be a developmental disorder of the brain, mostly affecting males..
Verbal dyspraxia is a form in which the individual has difficulties in performing the mouth/tongue movements necessary to form sounds, leading to problems with speech.
www.brainaustralia.org.au /AZ_of_Brain_Disorders/dyspraxia   (225 words)

 Dyspraxia: Motor Skills, Balance & Coordination treatment program - Listen And Learn Centre Melbourne Australia
Dyspraxia is a result of weak or disorganised connections in the brain, which then translates to trouble with motor coordination.
Dyspraxia is a result of weak or poorly structured neural pathways to the mouth (oral and verbal dyspraxia) or other moving parts of the body (motor dyspraxia).
A child with dyspraxia would not know how to move his or her own body in imitation, even though the actions are very simple.
www.listenandlearn.com.au /type/dyspraxia.htm   (977 words)

 NCLD - Dyspraxia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dyspraxia is a term that refers to a specific disorder in the area of motor skill development.
It is estimated that as many as 6% of all children show some signs of dyspraxia, and in the general population, about 70% of those affected by dyspraxia are male.
Dyspraxia is a lifelong disorder that affects a person's development in the area of motor development.
www.ncld.org /LDInfoZone/InfoZone_FactSheet_Dyspraxia.cfm   (736 words)

 INPP - NDD Factors in Dyspraxia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The word "Dyspraxia" is derived from two sources: Dys comes from Latin, meaning "not easy" or "difficulty with", and praxis from Greek, meaning "action" or "exercise".
Dyspraxia, rather like the term which preceded it, "clumsy child syndrome", is sometimes used as an umbrella term to describe children who share similar symptoms whose ætiology (cause) is different.
Diagnosis of Dyspraxia is frequently given by a doctor, a clinical psychologist, physiotherapist or occupational therapist.
www.inpp.org.uk /INPP_5_2_NDD_factors_dyspraxia.php   (393 words)

 Dyspraxia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dyspraxia is a medical term for 'difficulty in planning and carrying out complex movements'.
The term is used to describe children who have difficulty in daily activities that require co-ordination of movements which are out of proportion to the child's age and intelligence.
Some children may have Dyspraxia tendencies when some but not all of the difficulties are found which are commonly associated with Dyspraxia.
library.advanced.org /11799/data/dyspraxia.html   (475 words)

 Information on Dyspraxia, including definition, assessment, interventions and resources.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The term dyspraxia is used differently by professionals within and across occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, psychology and medicine.
In this book we have used the term developmental dyspraxia to refer to difficulties associated with a vital area of development in children, the development of co-ordination and the organisation of movement.
A Speech and Language Therapist is often the first professional to see a child with dyspraxia because of early feeding difficulties or lack of speech.
www.devdis.com /dyspraxia.html   (1171 words)

 Dyspraxia - Kaleidoscope Programme
Dyspraxia is a “developmental co-ordination disorder”, in other words: clumsiness.
The toddler with dyspraxia may seem to “take it all in” but not be able to develop much clear verbal language.
For children with dyspraxia, it is easier to produce schoolwork using a computer keyboard, rather than struggling to control a pen.
www.kaleidoscope-programme.org.uk /dyspraxia.htm   (744 words)

 Dyspraxia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dyspraxia is the generic term used to cover a heterogeneous range of disorders affecting the initiation, organization and performance of action[1].
Part of a continuum of related disorders, dyspraxia is also known as developmental coordination disorder, and may also be present in people with autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia and dyscalculia, among others.
Dyspraxia in Adults A modern discussion based forum for adults who have dyspraxia
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dyspraxia   (1579 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - dyspraxia - A632251
Dyspraxia was documented when Orton (1937, pp72) used the term "congenital maladroitness".
While the cause of dyspraxia is not known, common factors include that most were born either premature of two weeks past their due date.
Diagnosis of Dyspraxia is most often made by a pædiatrician, general practitioners' generally do not make this diagnosis.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/alabaster/A632251   (969 words)

 Dyslexia and Dyspraxia Toolkit - Dyspraxia
Dyspraxia affects up to 2% of the population severely and others in varying degrees.
A checklist of symptoms for dyspraxia would lead many people to ask 'doesn't everyone have some of these characteristics?' Many of them are things which we all suffer from at times, but with dyspraxia the symptoms tend to be the rule rather than the exception, and can be more extreme.
Dyspraxia is an impairment or an immaturity of the organisation of movement.
www.civilservice.gov.uk /diversity/toolkits/dyslexia_kit/dyspraxia/index.asp   (413 words)

 Lipids and Dyspraxia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dyspraxia is a childhood neurodevelopmental disorder which is thought by some to affect around 5% of the population.
Some of the clinical signs of dyspraxia in infancy are hyperactivity, hypo-activity, sleep problems, repetitive behaviour, colic, late-to-walk and delayed language acquisition.
Some of the symptoms in dyspraxia indicate that there may be a problem with fatty acid metabolism.
www.ness-foundation.org.uk /Dyspraxia.htm   (239 words)

 Wholistic Approaches To Dyspraxia
Dyspraxia is a developmental disorder, which manifests as a marked impairment in the development of motor co-ordination.
If dyspraxia is not identified and remediated before children enter pre-school, they are usually excluded from cooperative games because they fail to understand the rules and their behaviour is too erratic.
As any parent of a dyspraxic child knows, dyspraxia is a difficult disorder for parents and children to live with and for therapists and educators to work with.
home.iprimus.com.au /rboon/Dyspraxia.htm   (1831 words)

 Dyspraxia Foundation
The Dyspraxia Foundation has announced Dyspraxia Awareness Week from 24th — 30th September in a bid to raise awareness of a condition that affects approximately six percent of the population and up to two percent severely.
This September, the Dyspraxia Foundation - which will be marking its 20th anniversary this year - will be holding a nationwide campaign to help educate the general public and health and education professionals to the signs and symptoms of dyspraxia and the support available for those affected.
According to the Dyspraxia Foundation the condition manifests itself in a variety of ways that can be observed in children as young as three years such as:
www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk   (364 words)

Clumsiness is a symptom - as is poor handwriting - yet dyspraxia often remains undiagnosed and untreated
Not only is she being counselled, she has also written a leaflet for adult dyspraxics, runs a newsletter and a helpline and has launched a support group, all with the aid of the Dyspraxia Foundation.
Provision is variable, but dyspraxia is increasingly recognised as a disorder requiring treatment.
www.nldline.com /newpage41.htm   (1556 words)

 Dyspraxia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I have Dyspraxia, a disability which causes messages to and from the brain not to be transmitted properly.
The cause of Dyspraxia is unknown but it may be caused by poor development of nerve cells in the brain.
Dyspraxia is a disability but it does not make you look disabled.
www.matts-hideout.co.uk /dyspraxia/dyspraxia.htm   (707 words)

 DYSPRAXIA - A Silent Condition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dyspraxia is a very specific speech difficulty and requires very specific assistance.
Oral Dyspraxia, which involves the lips, tongue and palate, is difficulty in spontaneously producing movements of the mouth.
For verbal or oral dyspraxia an assessment by a speech pathologist is required.
www.exceptionalkids.com.au /education/dyspraxia.htm   (1387 words)

 What is Dyspraxia, and how can Dore help?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With Dyspraxia there is often a difficulty in co-ordinating the left and right sides of the body and also between the upper and lower body.
Some individuals with Dyspraxia have speech difficulties, such as stuttering or slurring words when young.
Dyspraxia can often occur in children born prematurely and results in an immaturity of brain and cerebellar development.
www.dore.co.uk /dyspraxia_def.aspx   (752 words)

 SCIPS - Dyspraxia
Dyspraxia is a specific learning difficulty that affects the brain’s ability to plan sequences of movement.
The effects that dyspraxia have on a person’s ability to function in a day-to-day environment, as well as in a learning environment can vary, depending on the degree of difficulty.
Some people with dyspraxia have tactile defensiveness - they are over-sensitive to touch.
www.scips.worc.ac.uk /disabilities/dyspraxia.html   (446 words)

 Introducing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dyspraxia is a neurologically based disorder of the process of ideation, motor planning, and execution, which may affect any or all areas of development.
Dyspraxia can be acquired through damage to the brain by accident, stroke, or illness, or it can occur from an early age, thus impairing development, and from no obvious cause.
It is a hidden handicap as, under normal circumstances, children with Dyspraxia may appear no different from their peers.
www.dyspraxia.org.nz /home_page.htm   (290 words)

 What is Dyspraxia?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dyspraxia affects 2% of the population, varying in the degree of severity in each individual, but could affect up to 10% of the population.
The future is usually hopeful in that, although dyspraxia is not curable, there is improvement in some areas with growing maturity.
The Dyspraxia Connexion (formerly the Notts Dyspraxia Foundation) works closely with the Dyspraxia Foundation whose address is: 8, West Alley, Hitchin, Herts.
www.dysf.fsnet.co.uk /info/page2.html   (924 words)

 Dyspraxia books and resources - Jessica Kingsley Publishers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Living with Dyspraxia was written to help all adults with Dyspraxia tackle the everyday situations that many people take for granted.
Helping Children with Dyspraxia provides clear and positive answers to the questions commonly asked by parents and teachers about behaviour, causes, identification and assessment associated with...
When a child has a developmental delay affecting motor coordination and development the ramifications are far reaching, from the daily tasks of dressing and brushing your teeth, to learning to...
www.jkp.com /catalogue/index.php/cat/dyspraxia   (321 words)

 Straight Talk About Dyspraxia
I am the mother of a dyspraxic child and have learnt quite a bit about dyspraxia over the past few years.
Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (DVD) is a speech condition resulting from an immaturity of the speech production area of the brain.
The child has difficulty making consistent speech sounds because the speech area is incapable of sending out consistent messages to the speech apparatus (tongue, lips, larynx, etc).
www.fortunecity.com /millennium/skip/168/dyspraxiamain.html   (442 words)

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