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What on earth is this?

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yoshysmum Tue 09-Nov-10 17:35:20

Hi just recieved diagnosis letter from the paeds and amongst ds AS/dyspraxia etc is something I have never heard of before.

Dysdiadochokenesis

Does anyone have a clue what this is?

purplepidjin Tue 09-Nov-10 18:26:49

Wiki link?

yoshysmum Tue 09-Nov-10 19:13:34

Many thanks, i tried earlier on to find out about it but I am not very good at web searchsblush

purplepidjin Tue 09-Nov-10 19:36:19

Loads of people aren't, but i had to endure both Latin and Greek at school. Also, I used to work with someone with kinaesthesia (seeing numbers as colours) so I know that the ending can ne -ia, -is, or -etic...

If you put dysdiadochokenesia into google, it comes up with loads of stuff

Glad to help

3monkeys Tue 09-Nov-10 19:37:46

It's to do with coordination. Is it spelt dysdiadochokinesis?

yoshysmum Tue 09-Nov-10 20:03:47

3monkeys yes that is how it is spelt, ds has loads of problems with co-ordination, so that would explain it. many thankssmile

mariagoretti Tue 09-Nov-10 21:02:41

It's a co-ordination disorder mainly affecting fast complex repeated movements eg touching your nose then the drs finger, or touching your two flat hands together while flipping them over alternately. The test measures how well the cerebellum works (the small broccoli-like bit under the main cauliflower-like brain).

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