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Dyspraxia in Adults

Dyspraxia in adults can cause significant problems in both adult like, the workplace and academic study. The SpLD Assessment Standards Committee has recently released guidance on the assessment of Dyspraxia in Adults.

Definition of Developmental Coordination Disorder( Dyspraxia)

Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia in the
UK, is a common disorder affecting fine or gross motor co-ordination in
children and adults. This lifelong condition is formally recognised by
international organisations including the World Health Organisation. DCD is
distinct from other motor disorders such as cerebral palsy and stroke and
occurs across the range of intellectual abilities. Individuals may vary in how
their difficulties present; these may change over time depending on
environmental demands and life experience.
An individual’s co-ordination difficulties may affect participation and
functioning of everyday life skills in education, work and employment. Children
may present with difficulties with self-care, writing, typing, riding a bike and
play as well as other educational and recreational activities. In adulthood
many of these difficulties will continue, as well as learning new skills at home,
in education and work, such as driving a car and DIY. There may be a range
of co-occurring difficulties which can also have serious negative impacts on
daily life. These include social and emotional as well as problems
with time management, planning and personal organisation and these may
also affect an adult’s education or employment experiences.

In order to reach a conclusion of DCD/dyspraxia the assessor must provideassessment of individuals age 16 or older, carried out by an appropriately trained practitioner psychologist or specialist teacher assessor which looks at educational strengths and weaknesses would be appropriate and can identify dyspraxia. Such an assessment should provide advice on educational intervention and support and suggest appropriate educational adjustments.

Symtoms of DCD in adults

At dittas we have a number of Asessors who can diagnose Dyspraxia in individuals 16 and over.

The cost of an assessment is £400 and takes around 4 hours. If no diagnosis is made and a report is required the fee is just £200  for the testing.

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