Engage in periods of child directed play where you imitate and join into the child's activities without asking questions or initiating any demands. Follow the child's lead and allow time for the long latency of response found in some of these children.
Most people know what dyslexia is, but many don’t understand what dyspraxia is, and up to 50% of people with dyslexia also have dyspraxia, such as myself. It’s important that people are aware of dyspraxia and the impacts and positivity it can have on day to day life, many things people just simply take for granted.
Understanding where your child sits on the spectrum is a key step forward - but sadly, not always that simple, and sometimes it seems to evolve as your child moves through different life stages. www.understood.org has a short commentary on understanding the difference between dyscalculia, and dyspraxia and dyslexia.
I have had the pleasure of meeting many hugely intelligent, insightful, kind, caring, loyal, skilled other dyspraxic people and their families, who are successful, living independently, in long term relationships, who have enlightened my conversations, brought something different to the table, and whom I've often laughed until my tummy hurts when we share the quirks and funny stories which happened over the years. Quirky is good, quirky should be embraced.
The symptoms of dyspraxia vary from one person to the next and may change as kids get older. If you’re concerned your child may have dyspraxia, get to know common signs among preschoolers and kids in elementary, middle and high school.
Understood.org have some great resources - and this one is brilliant because it gives parents a heads up on what they can expect from their children at different stages.
Dyspraxia is a complex disorder in which individuals lack the coordination of their motor activity, speech, assessment, body balance and movement. In these people, a variety of cognitive skills such as memory, perception, thought processes are usually disrupted, although the intelligence remains unaffected. In addition, the nervous system and the immune system suffered a major setback. Dyspraxia is widely known as Developmental Coordination Disorder. Diagnosis is done by examining the symptoms of dyspraxia.