Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
Are you concerned that your young child may not be learning, communicating or relating socially as well as other children of the same age? Dyslexia is a language-based processing disorder that can hinder reading, writing, spelling and speaking, can create barriers to enjoying social interactions and can have a negative impact on self-esteem.
Every child struggles with learning at times, but learning difficulties such as dyslexia do not come and go and they persist over time. While dyslexia is most often formally identified in school-age children, signs of dyslexia can frequently be detected in pre-school children.
Does your young child have poor motor skills, even when doing something as simple as brushing teeth? Does it seem like your child knows what words to use but can’t get the right “mouth muscles” to cooperate when speaking? Does your child tend to bump into things or people or have a weak hand grip when grabbing objects? Dyspraxia is a disorder that affects motor skill development, strength and coordination—and may be the reason behind your child’s difficulties.
Many children show lags in development from time to time, but disorders such as dyspraxia don’t come and go; they’re consistent. Dyspraxia is usually identified in school-age children, but early signs of the disorder can often be detected in pre-school children as well.
Visual problems are not the cause of Dyslexia and Dyspraxia but many people with these conditions have problems with their vision. Dyspraxic people by their nature display poor coordination and similarly display poor eye coordination. Dyslexic people can sometimes be helped in their reading by Vision Training or specifically tinted lenses.
The sort of problems we can help include:
Letter or word reversal
Missing out punctuation when reading
Poor word recognition
We have a long history of getting really positive results for children with dyslexia and dyspraxia, see our testimonial page for more examples. We don’t always have the answers straight away but we are willing to work with you and your child to find the best way to help them achieve their potential.