Tests for  dyspraxia  for school, university and the workplace. (Dyspraxia is difficulites with coordinating hands and feet) for children, secondary education and adults. These can be done in my Berkshire office or at your home/school/place of work in the South and London for education purposes.

 

Costs -

Route 1: £375 - assessment  and full background history - with A4 tabulation of test results and email with recommendations.

 

Route 2: £500- assessment including full background history plus typed report for home, school, college, university or for the work place.

 

A dyspraxia assessment can be used as evidence to apply for extra time in formal tests/exams or when applying for the DSA allowance via Student Finance England when applying to university/college.

 

Assessments are done for education purposes. Dyspraxia is a medical condition and you can ask for a referral via your GP. 

 

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DYSPRAXIC SIGNS -

DO YOU

  • spill and drop things often.

  • find it difficult to do practical tasks such as: cooking, keying numbers on the phone, learning to drive or driving a car,  and/or  riding a bike.

  • find it difficult to judge distance and space.

  • find you are over or under-sensitive to: sound, smell or  taste.

  • find it difficult being tidy and organised.

  • have problems prioritising and sorting out the important things to do first from the not so important things.

  • often lose things and find it difficult to remember where you have put them. 

  • is there a delay between hearing something and understanding it.  

  • speak too loudly or quickly at times.

  • have a sensitiivity to loud noises.

  • find it difficult to interpret body language.

DOES YOUR CHILD

  • have difficulty moving arms and legs together when walking?
  • sometimes use his or her other hand for activities (tennis or cricket)  when he or she is normally right handed.  Does he or she have strengths in both hands (writes with right hand and plays tennis with left hand)
  • print rather than using joined up handwriting
  • forgets words they want to say
  • have difficulty forming the words they want to say - they know the  word but have difficulty saying it - any stuttering?
  • have any problems with reading an analogue clock or have  difficulty reading a map or recognising or drawing shapes in Maths
  • have any obsessive behaviour such as organizing him/herself,  obsessive washing of hands or obsessive with hobbies
  • get frustrated/stressed more than any other child of his/her age.
  • clumsy/trip over

Definition of Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia, a form of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech. DCD is a lifelong condition, formally recognised by international organisations including the World Health Organisation…. An individual’s coordination difficulties may affect participation and functioning of everyday life skills in education, work and employment…. There may be a range of co-occurring difficulties which can also have serious negative impacts on daily life. These include social and emotional difficulties as well as problems with time management, planning and personal organisation, and these may also affect an adult’s education.

(www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk) 2014

 

ALSO

 

An assessment for dyspraxia  includes a profile of strengths and weaknesses including a full history of personal development including fine and gross motor skills.

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Dysgraphia is now called a Specific Learning Dificulty with handwriting skills .... this is difficulty with handwriting and how to organise thoughts for writing.  This can also affect spelling ability.   

 

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