Diseases

Dyspraxia: the symptoms

The symptoms most often described in dyspraxia are lack of skill and difficulty in learning. In reality, all areas of life - relationship, leisure, school, family - are impacted by dyspraxia.

Among the symptoms observable in dyspraxia are:

  • Slowness in the execution of tasks
  • Difficulty concentrating on 2 tasks at the same time
  • Awkwardness: stumbles, dropping glasses, etc.
  • Difficulty writing: very fluctuating writing that prevents you from focusing on what the teacher says
  • A difficulty of representation in space: bumps in the corners of wall, has difficulty to draw something, especially if there is perspective, bad spatial orientation, etc. A difficulty to perceive the world in 3D, in short!
  • A dyspraxia of dressing: difficulty to dress alone, to button, etc.
  • Difficulty building (lego for example) and assembling parts
  • Difficulty imitating a gesture or pretending to do something.

These symptoms are not always present and are expressed in varying degrees from person to person. Adults may also be affected by dyspraxia, especially if it has not been accompanied in childhood.

The other symptoms of dyspraxia are rather consequences of the disorders:

  • lack of self-confidence,
  • anxiety,
  • school difficulties, etc.

These consequences are all the more important because the child's difficulties are denied and the pressure to "success" is strong. In addition, dyspraxia is very frequently associated with ADHD (Attentive Disorder with or without Hyperactivity) and autism spectrum disorders, especially with Asperger Syndrome.

Contrary to what we think, dyspraxia creeps into all spheres of everyday life: school, family but also social. Indeed, the spontaneity of the gesture being affected, it is the relation to the environment as a whole that is altered. One of the explanations is that the gesture favors communication, language acquisition and self-representation. It is easy to see why children with dyspraxia may have difficulty speaking, trouble making friends, or lack of self-confidence in a group.

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