Terminology question?

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Just a quickie...

Finally got our DS's written report (11 weeks after diagnosis!) and it says he has ASD although in the high functioning range, additional associated learning difficulties as well as motor coordination difficulties.

At the hospital the doctor mentioned dyspraxia... Is that the same as motor coordination difficulties?

And also it says - generalised low tone and hyper extensible joints in the limbs? What does that mean?

Thanks x

AlwaysDancing1234 Tue 02-Jul-13 20:13:07

I found the website www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk helpful for explaining more about symptoms etc. of dyspraxia, in undiagnosed children it can seem as though they are clumsy and uncoordinated. Hyper-mobile joints is sometimes called "double jointed". For example the child may not be able to walk downstairs one at a time because their knees are 'too bendy'. Hope that helps

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