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help with mild dyspraxia

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notnagging Sat 16-Feb-13 09:58:11

Can anyone give me some recommendations/ tips please. My son has mild dyspraxia. He is clumsy & his behaviour is challenging. He is always winding up his brothers & is difficult to cope with. He does not get much support in school apart from a sequencing board because he is mild. We have been referred to CAMHS which can take up to a year to give us as a family support with his behaviour & frustrations. He does not like touch, is very sensory,fussy about food,light & is prone to telling people about themselves which can be very embarrassing. I worry about him & how he will cope as he gets older. Can anyone recommend any help, programmes or books for mild dyspraxia that wont cost the earth! I have looked into the dore programme but at £2000 no way. Some suggestions have been for occupational therapy but although he has low muscle tone, again it is not severe enough for help. If you have read all of this thankyou! smile Sorry about the typing I needed to get it all out fast before the ds's start.

LIZS Sat 16-Feb-13 10:10:27

OT would help with sensory and physical clumsiness as well as muscle tone and possible hypermobility - may recommend a specific programme of exercises and accessories such as cushions and supports. When a friend had her son doing Dore is was pretty similar stuff if more frequent and regimented. He may find even the effort of sitting still at school tiring , hence behaviour issues later. Also worth exploring ASD spectrum with a paediatrician (GP will refer) as there is scope of overlap.

We have Developmental Dyspraxia by Madeleine Portwood (iirc) as a starting point.

notnagging Sat 16-Feb-13 10:33:58

Thankyou LISZ. He has been tested for & they have ruled out adhd,add & dyslexia. He has had speech & language assessments, communication, hearing & sight tests. He has been seen by various paediatricians ( due to moving & non consistent help). We have been told CAMHS is the only thing they offer to children with mild dyspraxia hence the need to read up on it myself.
How much does a private OT programme cost?

notnagging Sat 16-Feb-13 11:42:56

anyone know about OT?

LIZS Sat 16-Feb-13 12:32:31

Varies I think. Try looking here for one.

WedotherapyOT Mon 06-May-13 17:47:54

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