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Signs and Symptoms of Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia affects some children more than others and there are common symptoms for different age groups.

Signs in a Toddler

  • Messy eater, preferring to eat with fingers
  • Unable to play with a ball
  • Delayed at becoming toilet trained
  • Avoids playing with construction toys or puzzles
  • Doesn’t talk as well as other children of the same age

Signs in school age

  • Bumps into people and things
  • Has difficulty with shoelaces, buttons and zips
  • Difficulty riding a bike, skipping and jumping
  • Drops objects or holds them awkwardly
  • Trouble writing or drawing
  • Avoids sports
  • Difficulty following instructions and remembering them
  • Struggles with games needing hand-eye co-ordination
  • Speaks slowly and has difficulty in pronouncing words