It is important to remember that children vary widely in their rate of development and a diagnosis of dyspraxia may not be given until a child is around five years or more.
Observing your child and taking notes can help you show that your child’s behaviour has been ongoing and can help professionals to understand your concerns.
Your child may be referred via your family doctor to other professionals such as an occupational therapist, physiotherapist, speech and language therapist or an educational psychologist, depending on your child’s specific areas of difficulty.
For a diagnosis your child will have:
- Motor skills difficulties not explained by other conditions
- Motor skills and co-ordination are behind others of their age group
- Their difficulties are significantly and persistently impacting on daily life and school life
- Symptoms were present in early life