What Are the Types of Dyspraxia?
Some health professionals categorize dyspraxia into various descriptive types based on which problems your child is most affected by.
These include the following:
This refers to the condition that causes difficulties with movements involving the use of groups of muscles in the body. It can either be gross or fine, depending on the size of the muscles.
Such skills require motor coordination such as writing, dressing, walking, and even skipping.
Children with dyspraxia usually walk later than other children. They may have poor ‘ball control’ when attempting to kick or throw. In addition to that, they may also take them a long time to take the stairs due to their balance. As a result, some children are improperly labeled as “clumsy” or “careless.”
As the name suggests, this type causes speech difficulties like pronouncing words, which makes children difficult to understand. They frequently use a limited vocabulary and sound set.
Verbal dyspraxia can occur alone or in connection with motor dyspraxia. It is sometimes referred to as speech sound disorder.
This is characterized by difficulties with mouth and tongue movements. Some children may also have trouble coordinating their tongue and lips while eating, which can lead to ‘messy’ eating.