Sensory Solutions for Dyspraxia
Dyspraxia (also known as DCD - Developmental co-ordination disorder) affects physical coordination which results in them struggling with day to day tasks and appearing clumsy in relation to their peers of a similar age. The condition is thought to be around 3-4 times more common in boys than girls it can also run in families.
Key signs of Dyspraxia involve delaying of milestones in development in a child. DCD children are often behind when it comes to crawling, walking, self feeding or dressing. Alongside this, things such as sports, writing and drawing may be more difficult for a DCD child. All children develop at different rates, and as such DCD isn’t fully diagnosed until around the age of 5.
A multi-sensory room can provide the perfect stimulus for encouraging motor planning and independence to those individuals with Dyspraxia. Also known as Motor Learning Difficulties, Perceptual-Motor Dysfunction, and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Dyspraxia often means difficulty with planning and completing motor tasks. This can range from simple motor movements, such as a wave hello, to more complex ones like using a pencil. Manipulating fiber optic strands or remote control switches that control our bubble tubes and tunnels as well as responding to projected images and wall panels can be just the right encouragement for individuals with Dyspraxia. With a new sense of calm, organized thinking and sensory regulation, individuals can focus on the tasks at hand and be rewarded for their hard work.
Some great tools for engaging individuals with Dyspraxia:
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