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dyspraxia children's checklist
Following is a checklist on dyspraxia. However, you must remember that when children start school, they may make several of the mistakes listed. It is only if these symptoms continue beyond the time that the average child has grown out of them, they may indicate dyspraxia and advise should be sought. All children/students, who fall over, drop things and generally take longer to do things, are not necessarily suffering with dyspraxia.
For ease of reading he should be transposed for she when appropriate.
dyspraxia children's checklist
* Fidgets constantly.
* Never sits still.
* When sitting, swings his legs and fiddles with his hands and anything else around him.
* Knocks things over.
* Spills everything.
* Problems using knives and forks.
* Bumps into everything all the time.
* Stumbles into doors.
* Falls over for no apparent reason.
* Has problems using stairs, steps.
* Difficulties standing on tiptoe or one leg.
* Have problems dressing and doing up buttons.
* Have trouble doing shoelaces up.
* Have problems telling the time.
Dyspraxia: When playing have problems with;
* Fine motor skills.
* Puzzles, construction games, Lego etc.
* Using scissors and craft tools.
* Painting and colouring small areas.
* Threading a needle.
* Catching or kicking a ball.
* Hitting a moving ball i.e. tennis etc.
* Riding a bike.
* Using roller skates.
* Difficulties in co-ordination for swimming.
* Dyspraxia: In a more formal setting, i.e., classroom etc, teachers may notice problems:
* When reading has difficulty in keeping the correct place on a line and frequently loses his place.
* When writing, grips the pencil very tightly and awkwardly.
* When writing changes hands constantly and does not know whether to use his right or left hand.
* Writes in different directions on the same paper.
* Does not use margins.
* Writing slopes on page.
* Copying symbols i.e., circles, squares, and triangles.
* Copying work from whiteboards etc.
* Following instructions.
* Reading maps.
'dyslexia and other learning difficulties - a parent's guide' - book
My book: 'Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties - A Parent's Guide' has been updated and re-released in January 2010. It contains extensive information on dyslexia, dysgraphia and other specific learning difficulties (SpLDs).
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'dyslexia and alternative therapies' - book
My book: 'Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies' contains information on a wide range of alternative therapies and the way they can help people with dyslexia, dysgraphia and other specific learning difficulties (SpLDs).
For a fuller description of 'Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies' please click here.
Up-dated: 5 June, 2012