DYSPRAXIA can show up as difficulties which affect spelling, writing skills, organization, plus manual dexterity (using scissors, cooking, driving etc ) in everyday life. The face-to-face assessment can be done in my Berkshire office or at your home/school/place of work in the South of England for education purposes
- spill and drop things often.
- find it difficult to do practical tasks such as: cooking, keying numbers on the phone, learning to drive a car or riding a bike.
- find it difficult to judge, distance and space.
- 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 and/or light.
- find it difficult to interpret body language.
All these difficulties can lead to low self-esteem and anxiety.
£580 - dyspraxia assessment including full background history plus typed report for home, secondary 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.
A dyspraxia assessment for education purposes can be done from the age of 16 years old plus. Dyspraxia is a medical condition and you can ask for a referral via your GP to access an occupational therapy assessment via the NHS.
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.