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When should I be concerned about special awareness and clumsiness?

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Titsalinabumsquash Sat 21-Jan-17 11:27:50

DS3 was 4 in Nov, he has absolutely no special awareness at all, he cannot hold a drink without spilling it everywhere and he cannot walk along a street or around a room without falling over or walking into something.
He is clumsy to an extreme, he seems to have so sense of his physical self if that makes sense? I don't think it's in the realm of normal development but everyone keeps telling me it's the age of a growth spurt. Would a trip to the GP or HV be unwarranted?

LIZS Sat 21-Jan-17 11:34:22

It's called a lack of proprioception. Have a look at the Dyspraxia Foundation website to see if any of the traits they describe for his age seem familiar. You can approach your gp with a list of the issues and ask for referral to a developmental paed and/or OT.

user1484999658 Sat 21-Jan-17 13:37:32

If u have any concerns i would see your hv or gp as soon as possible and explain your concerns , are his speach/ eye contact / social interactions ok ? my little girl has autism, is also 4 and this can sometimes be a big problem for her especially her spacial awareness, she tends to trip over things alot as she doeant look at her surroundings, , however thats not always the case, all kids are different and aome are just clumsy , i was terrible when i was a kid lol hope all is ok

TeenAndTween Sat 21-Jan-17 15:47:20

My DD1 has limited spatial awareness and is clumsy. Turns out she has dyspraxia, but for various complicated reasons this was not assessed until she was 15.

I would ask for a referral as there are exercises etc that can be given to help.

Titsalinabumsquash Sat 21-Jan-17 16:23:07

Socially he's quite forward and can speak to people well and confidently.
He maintains eye contact and everything else I would say is 'normal' within range for his age, it's just his inability to control his movements that's the problem. He's at nursery and everyday for the past few weeks I've had an accident form to fill in on collection!

TeenAndTween Sat 21-Jan-17 16:50:20

I think that at secondary there was probably a warning poster in the tech department staff area. The amount of accidents she had in tech lessons!

Tweedledumb0 Sat 21-Jan-17 18:08:54

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