Pre-school children

If your child is diagnosed with dyspraxia before he starts school, you may well notice that he has difficulty acquiring those skills which ‘come naturally’ to other children. Coping with daily life can cause problems for the child and for his family.

There are many ways in which you can help your child with his co-ordination and social skills. Dr Christine Mackintyre’s book ‘Dyspraxia in the Early Years’ gives practical ideas on exercises and activities and support for parents at home with a child who has dyspraxia.

The Dyspraxia Foundation may have a local group or contact which can offer support. You can also refer to Dyspraxia Early Years Guidelines