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my dd 7 years has dyspraxia have recently noticed other symptoms

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pumpkinhellokitty Wed 31-Oct-12 15:11:30

she struggles with the following ;-

getting dressed
listening to instructions
getting organised
has awful handwriting
trouble with clothing fastening
has tantrums
trouble sleeping

just latley :-

seems in her own world
stares into space alot
behaves like a 2 yr old - mumbles says odd things

HeartOfDixie Wed 31-Oct-12 15:19:22

Hello. My DD, aged 8, also has Dyspraxia and your first list is exactly like her. The second list does not. Are you worried about them?

pumpkinhellokitty Wed 31-Oct-12 15:22:24

a little bit they are hard to deal with

telsa Wed 31-Oct-12 15:27:16

most of what you say applies to my 7 year old DD (though she is not in her own world - does stare into space instead of getting dressed though). She is undiagnosed but probably dyspraxic. I have tried retained reflexes, but I am not sure there has been much difference.

pumpkinhellokitty Wed 31-Oct-12 15:47:56

we r wondering if she could have something else to say like adhd

auntevil Wed 31-Oct-12 16:28:12

ADD and ADHD are often co-morbid with dyspraxia - so it's not necessarily out of the ordinary.
When you say 'odd things' do you mean completely random thoughts that have nothing to do with the conversation/situation at the time?
If it is, then DS1 does this all the time - but in his head, he's had the conversation and it seems entirely normal. There are also very tenuous links with either conversations that had finished half an hour ago or previously that day.
The staring into space might just be that she is having these conversations in her head.
Lovely saying from the dyspraxia foundation website about adults and employment:
" If you want an employee who thinks outside the box, pick someone with dyspraxia, as they've never been IN the box"

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