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Dyspraxia or Learning Difficulty ?

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TUTS1 Mon 18-May-15 14:51:14

Hiya I wondered if anyone could advise , My daughter has Hypermobility and was always v clumsy as a child , Didnt walk till she was 18 months crawl till she was 16 months . She was diagnosed as Hypermobile at 4 years old she is now 8 . I went back as felt there were still worries , They said there was nothing they could do and I explained she struggles tying shoe laces and using a knife and fork . She was referred to an occupational therapist . She was given a Dyspraxia test . From what I have been told she could have Dyspraxia or a Learning difficulty . She need to check her academic level at school ( which arent great she gets extra help ) . I dont understand how this could be a learning difficulty over Dyspraxia does anyone know ? I have a younger son who has GDD with severe speech and language difficulties . Just finding this all very hard to deal with . I dont feel in my heart she has LD , She does struggle at school but is making progress , Her reading is better than her spelling she isnt great at maths but again she is coming along . Just all feels like its hanging over my head . Thanks Claire x

NotSureThisIsWhatIWant Mon 18-May-15 22:08:32

There are several conditions that fall under the umbrella of learning difficulties and dyspraxia, dyslexia, ADD, etc. The differences between them are a bit blurry (for example people with dyslexia may also have dyspraxia, ADD or both)

The only thing that I can say is that being "diagnosed" with a learning difficulty is not a bad thing as having a diagnose will help her to get the help she needs. (ie. A child is dyslexic and will continue to be regardless of having a diagnose or not, but with the diagnose he has access to additional support in school).

TUTS1 Tue 16-Jun-15 12:17:46

Thanks for info , Sorry taken so long to get back smile

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