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Question about dyspraxia

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BlueberryPancake Tue 18-Oct-11 14:35:44

DS (4yo) has a speech disorder and he has a number of features specific to Development Verbal Dyspraxia (diagnosed at the Nuffield specialist language unit), and oromotor dyspraxia, expressive language disorder and more general coordination and planning difficulties.

However, he can
- run
- jump
- skip
- ride a bike (without stabilisers)
- has good balance
- is OK with fine motor skills (not brilliant but normal for his age).

Anyone knows if dyspraxia can me very mild? can it just affect the face/speech?

EllenJaneisnotmyname Tue 18-Oct-11 15:20:34

I think that Verbal dyspraxia and oromotor dyspraxia do mean that it's the mouth and tongue that is primarily affected from a physical point of view, otherwise the DX would be straight dyspraxia with verbal dyspraxia etc. The planning difficulties are all part of the dyspraxia umbrella. I'm not an expert, however, but that's how I'd read it.

BlueberryPancake Tue 18-Oct-11 17:34:44

Yes but what I don't know is if verbal dyspraxia can be on it's own or is it always related to more generalised dyspraxia. I'm not questionning the diagnosis per say, but when I look up symptoms for dyspraxia DS doesn't tick any of the boxes.

Paribus Tue 18-Oct-11 18:41:41

My DD had great coordination, balance, jumps, runs, etc- but has verbal dyspraxia. It can be isolated- at least that's what we were told at the assessment.

janx Tue 18-Oct-11 21:14:43

My ds is 4 and has severe verbal dyspraxia - he has no problems riding a bike jumping etc. It seems to be just about his verbal skills

Paribus Tue 18-Oct-11 22:12:10

My DD haS great coordination- sorry for the typo ;)

elliejjtiny Tue 18-Oct-11 23:38:34

Daniel Radcliffe has dyspraxia and when you see him in the harry potter films he seems very co-ordinated. But he can't tie his shoelaces so I think it affects people in different ways. I'm dyspraxic (mainly motor but mild oral) and I'm really clumsy but I can tie my shoelaces.

BlueberryPancake Wed 19-Oct-11 07:56:42

Is there a support group in the UK for DVD - I think there is one for dyspraxia isn't there?

We're at a bit of a stand still at the moment, DS started reception and has therapy every day but he's not making much progress at all. Do your DCs progress comes in 'boost' periods? Many thanks, I hadn't 'spoken' to other parents of children with DVD.

justaboutstillhere Wed 19-Oct-11 09:10:12

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justaboutstillhere Wed 19-Oct-11 09:10:50

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janx Wed 19-Oct-11 11:04:12

Agree with justabout - my son has severe DVD but no other motor skill problems. I tried to find a support group - none local to me but have joined a Facebook support group - do you want to pm me? Happy to talksmile

BlueberryPancake Wed 19-Oct-11 13:40:58

Yes the report/hospital did say to me that it has DVD but the report also mentions that he has some physical issues that are relating to disrpraxia. But I can't see them on a day to day basis. For example, I was expecting him to take a long time to learn to ride a bike but he got it within 15 minutes (very proud mum) grin

justaboutstillhere Wed 19-Oct-11 13:42:18

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BlueberryPancake Wed 19-Oct-11 14:10:36

yes, my GP refered him to OT but it's taking absolutly ages. So the school refered him and he is seeing someone next week.

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