Dyspraxia is the difficulty with movement and coordination in a non-habitual motor task with the correct sequence.
Clients have difficulty learning new task but once they learn and it’s habitual they can perform it as part of daily life with adequate skill.
‘Praxis is the ability to perform and interact with the Physical Environment to Plan, organize and carry out the sequence of new actions.’
Praxis can be
Common Signs of Difficulty can be:
After an interview with parents and teacher and having a sensory history a standardized assessment is done.
The OT will observe the way in which the child performs motor tasks, including quality of movement as well as the end skill.
Sensory Integrative Treatment
This would involve the use of different equipment which provides the child to increase the opportunity to take sensory input from the environment. This sensory information provides feedback and improves body awareness as well as awareness of where the child is in space and body.
Exercises which can help the child integrate what they are hearing and seeing for quick responses to a situation.
Classroom Accommodations and Assisted Technology & Compensatory Skill Development
Giving a child with coping strategies to overcome difficulty and perform the task.
Teaching problem-solving strategies for the daily living task.
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