Dyspraxia – A Hidden Condition

Although Dyspraxia is a common disorder, with an estimated 6-10% of children thought to have the condition, it is still relatively unknown, with little awareness about Dyspraxia. Because of this, children with Dyspraxia may often be misunderstood, which can be frustrating for the child or their family.

Dyspraxia is not an intellectual disability. However, some of the symptoms of the condition, such as organisation, motor skills, and behavioural issues, can make learning more challenging for children with DCD. Teachers and peers need to be aware of the child’s condition so they can offer support.

Because of the lack of awareness around the condition, children with Dyspraxia may face additional challenges in the classroom. It is important to be aware of this, and it can help to get the supports your child needs to help them develop their day to day skills.

Children with Dyspraxia may get frustrated with others for not understanding how they are feeling. Speak with your child’s teacher about this, so that they understand your child’s condition, and request supports from the school if necessary. It can help to contact support groups like Dyspraxia Ireland, who do great work in shining a light on this ‘hidden condition’. They provide useful information and resources which you may find helpful. Here at Beats Medical, we hope to provide support also, by helping to enhance gross motor, fine motor, and speech and communication skills through our service.

Read Sonya’s story to see how the Dystant Galaxy App has helped her three children to deal with Dyspraxia and the daily challenges they face.

‘’Isabelle, Darcy and Tilly have all been using the Beats Medical Dyspraxia app and it’s fantastic, they love it.’’