This Life: Understanding dyspraxia
Early intervention is essential for children with developmental problems such as dyspraxia, writes Fiona Ness.
It's called 'the hidden handicap': children who look and sound as if they are developing at a rate appropriate to their age, yet display difficulties across a range of simple activities.
These are typically problems with balance and perception, such as coordinating a knife and fork, learning to ride a bike and judging distances. Difficulties seeing shapes means drawing and handwriting is difficult. Often these children's minds are full of great ideas that they want...
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