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Dyspraxia - what's that?

A common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination, in children and adults. It covers motor coordination difficulties, as well as additional problems in planning, organising and carrying out movements in the right order in everyday situations. Dyspraxia can also affect articulation and speech, perception and thought.'

This page from the Dyspraxia Foundation clearly explains what dyspraxia is, and includes symptoms, tips and next steps to take if you are concerned about your child's development.

Click here to visit the Dyspraxia Foundation website.

If you think your child may have dyspraxia, the first step is to take your child to the doctor and to book an appointment with your child's class teacher to discuss ways to support your child best. Once you've seen a doctor and got some tips, it's a good idea to book an appointment with the school SENCO (that's me!) to talk about what school could put in place to support your child.

I will be releasing some bookable dates for SENCO-parent chats for early February. They should appear on Gateway for you to book a time slot, and I'll blog about them beforehand to remind you.