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Dyspraxia and therapy

Postby phets2013 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:44 am

HI!

I'm interested in finding out about the specific goals that individuals with dyspraxia have aimed to achieve during any form of treatment or therapy, perhaps with a speech pathologist, or an occupational therapist? Did these therapists assist with adapting to the classroom environment at school?

Any information would be greatly appreciated :)
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Re: Dyspraxia and therapy

Postby Paddington » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:53 pm

I was quite young but I have a very good memory. When I was in year 3 (thanks to my parents)I underwent an hour long occupational therapy session each week. For me it really helped. A the begging when I started after 2 minutes of writing I was in pain that decreased to about 5. Instead of absolutely hating writing. I found writing a bit horrible ( a massive decrease in the hate I felt for writing). I ( an and a few others ) could finally just about read my writing.

It helped with a lot of the balancing problems. Also when I was younger if I ever looked to my left my right hand would jerk suddenly without noticing. Thanks to the exercises this ( one of the main causes of trouble for me) stopped.

The sessions were a great help with helping to adapt me to school life. I was allowed to use special pencils and the teachers were a lot more understanding about the various difficulties I had. Without occupational therapy I don't think I would be able to cope with school. It has provided me with a lot of good things and helped me cope with my problems. The occupational therapist was really nice and friendly and was a big help in dealing with school as she could provide letters/ documents explaining what I needed and made sure my school understood that I wasn't clumsy/ stupid/ lazy on purpose. Its only really looking back on it that I now realise how much occupational therapy has helped me with my life it was a big help and I would recommend you try it.
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Re: Dyspraxia and therapy

Postby Paddington » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:59 pm

Be warned Occupational therapy only effects permanently people under 12 after that age all they can do is help you cope with it.
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Re: Dyspraxia and therapy

Postby Justsomeone761 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:30 pm

I've had occupational therapy when i was 11/12 to help me be better balaced, catch and trow a ball and run. It didn't really help for me. I think this was because the therapist didn't understand my problems very well, maybe because she was very young, andd treated me like a little kid. During the sessions we were ussually just trowing over balls. I know i had occupational therapy before that, but i was so yhoung i don't remember a lot of it, so i can't say if it helped or not. even though my own experiences weren't so good, i do think it wpuld be good to try. It can really help to focus on something directly.
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Re: Dyspraxia and therapy

Postby lalacurf121 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:43 am

Thanks for the info
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