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Things to Know About Dyspraxia in Adults

Things to Know About Dyspraxia in Adults

Dyspraxia in Adults

Even if you have an idea what dyspraxia is, you may not have the right information as many assume it to be entirely a mental condition. Almost 50% of the people who suffer from dyslexia have also shown symptoms of dyspraxia. Before anyone makes a conclusion about this problem, they should get proper education on the issue so that they can help themselves as well as others who might have this condition.

Dyspraxia is a motor learning disability which impacts your gross and fine motor skills, coordination, and organizing capability. Some of the cases have also reported the problems with processing speed, attention, and memory loss. Each dyspraxia patient is different from the other in their needs. They need help, and only a good amount of education can fulfil that need. Here is what you should know about dyspraxia.

Dyspraxia affects coordination

People who suffer from dyspraxia have a major problem in coordinating their hand and leg movements with their brain. While normal people do not give it much thought while working or walking, a dyspraxia patient can have a hard time managing what their body is doing. This can result in walking awkwardly, clumsy movements, and difficulty in operating things as simple as opening a jar or pouring drinks.

There are physical and emotional factors

Dyspraxia can cause stress and frustration in people very easily as they struggle to keep their work in place. When the patients face trouble in dressing, cleaning, cooking, or driving every day, they lose their patience and start developing mental problems such as anxiety, stress, lower self-esteem and depression. They can even face problems in sports and even while talking to others which make them feel embarrassed among others and eventually start feeling comfortable in isolation.

 

It can impact learning abilities

Although dyspraxia has nothing to do with intelligence, it can still affect one’s learning skills due to several reasons. The learning difficulties differ from person to person with the condition. In some cases, it is the difficulty of writing while in other cases, it is a problem with reading. It can cause trouble in staying organized and taking notes. Due to the vision problems, the patients can have a hard time reading the sentences, which makes it difficult to memorise them.

Noise can cause stress

People who suffer from dyspraxia also have trouble in catching the words in a conversation is there are too many noises in the environment. They find it hard to relax in a situation where there are too many things happening around them, and they cannot focus on one thing at a time. So if you know someone with this condition, give them time or talk to them in a quiet place.

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