Tips for Making Daily Tasks and Routines Easier for Children with Dyspraxia
Dyspraxia can affect everybody differently, making it hard to determine the impact the condition will have on a child or adult’s life. Some people with Dyspraxia may have milder symptoms than others.
The Dystant Galaxy team have some helpful tips for you, to help children with their daily, home routines.
Our Top Tips:
1. Have a defined and organized play area.
2. Have a defined and organized work or study area, especially if you are learning remotely.
3. Organize school work and homework by using a system that works for you, to help break down academic tasks.
4. Use schedules and checklists for daily routines (for example: morning routines in the bathroom.)
5. Prepare in advance for changes to daily routines. Such changes could include approaching the end of a school term or adapting to remote learning.
6. Break down activities and routines into simple steps. Practice each step individually and give instructions one by one.
7. Encourage engagement in non-competitive physical activity and play, to increase activity levels, work on gross motor skills and develop strength.
8. Layout children’s clothes the night before to promote independence.
9. Continuously practice difficult fine motor tasks, such as tying shoelaces or doing up buttons.
10. Facilitate independence by limiting zippers, buttons, shoelaces etc.
The Dystant Galaxy Dyspraxia App
The Dystant Galaxy app helps children with Dyspraxia to develop crucial skills. Our app gives children access to daily therapies, facilitating the development of gross motor skills, fine motor skills and speech and communication.
We recommend using our gamified, at-home therapy tool three times a week, in 30 minute sessions.
The Dystant Galaxy App is available for download on the Apple App Store and on the Google Play Store.
Don’t forget, Vhi customers can avail of a yearly subscription for only €50!