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?
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.
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
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!