Tests for Dyspraxia (fine and gross motor difficulties) or Dysgraphia (handwriting difficulties) for children, secondary education and adults (also in the workplace). These can be done in my Berkshire office or at your home/school/place of work for education purposes -
Route 1: £375 - assessment and full background history - with A4 tabulation of test results and email with recommendations.
Route 2: £475 - assessment including full background history plus typed report for home, school, college, university or for the work place.
A dyspraxia/dysgraphia 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 should ask for a referral via your GP.
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 coordinating 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. Is he or she ambidextrous
- print rather than using joined up handwriting
- have word retrieval problems or forgets what he or she wants to say sometimes?
- 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.
- have clumsy traits?
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.
An assessment for dyspraxia includes a profile of strengths and weaknesses including a full history of personal development including fine and gross motor skills.
Dysgraphia is the condition of impaired letter writing by hand that is disabled handwriting and sometimes spelling. Dysgraphia may occur alone or with dyslexia (impaired reading disability).
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