Dyspraxic children often have low muscle tone in some areas of their bodies - a common area being the shoulder girdle, resulting in a lack of stability of the shoulders. This in turn makes writing difficult.
Generally, treating children with phsyiotherapy has an excellent success rate, working on a one to one basis. The main factor in the success of the treatment is the child's motivation, although gross motor skills are comparatively easy to improve which nearly always boosts self-confidence. Pure motor dypraxia is relatively uncommon, as dyspraxic children mostly have other problems.
A physio will initially do a detailed analysis of a child's motor functions co-ordination , muscle tone, skills, eye-tracking and writing - as well as the 'whole' child and their self-esteem. Then a treatment plan is tailor made for each child, with exercises to do at home in addition to those done with the physio. A child will generally do courses of treatment over a number of weeks, with breaks in between.
topics - Dyspraxia
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