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How is Dyspraxia Diagnosed?

The earlier an individual with Dyspraxia is diagnosed, the greater the chances of improvement are. If Dyspraxia is suspected a health professional e.g. a paediatrician, an occupational therapist, a clinical psychologist, a physiotherapist or a neurologist will conduct a full assessment of the individual.

An assessment normally consists of the following:

  • A detailed account of the child's developmental history and intellectual ability
  • Evaluation of the gross motor skills
  • Evaluation of the fine motor skills

The following criteria are normally used to diagnose Dyspraxia following an assessment:

  • The motor skills are significantly below the level expected for their age and intelligence
  • The lack of skill affects the individual's daily activities and tasks
  • The lack of skill is not caused by any other medical condition
  • If there is also a learning difficulty, the motor skills are below what is expected for an individual with the same learning difficulty

To arrange an assessment for your child please contact us by emailing office@asdclinic.co.uk or calling 03300 886 693.