Dyspraxia is a Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is a condition affecting physical co-ordination (fine and gross motor skills, that is arm, leg movement and picking items up (fine) . It causes a you to perform less well than expected in daily activities for your age, and you appear to move clumsily.
You may have:
- poor balance/a bit wobbly
- poor posture/find it hard to sit still
- clumsiness/dropping things/bumping into things
- differences in speech.
- perception problems/problems with the ability to see, hear or become aware of something through the senses.
- poor hand-eye coordination
Ms Hooton’s Useful Tips:
Lay out clothing layer by layer, underwear on top
Avoid tight neck-holes
Buy trousers with elasticated waist – saves fiddling with buttons and zips
Trousers pleated at the front makes identifying ‘the right way round’ easier
Shirt collars one size larger than fits are easier to fasten
Baggy t-shirts and shorts are easy and comfy
Use a flexible straw with a drink to prevent spilling
Don’t fill cups too full
Use a damp towel under plates to stop them moving
Sit down to eat where possible
Keep to a daily routine
Post-It® pads stuck at eye level on doors are useful reminders
Transparent purses and pencil cases let you see the contents easily
Keep keys and purses on a long chain which clips to clothing
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