Defining Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia affects many children and can be devastating to parents and families to see throughout a child’s development. It holds children back, especially in an academic setting. Without intervention, can lean to lowered self esteem, poor academic grades, poor social skills and some mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.

Occupational therapy and psychology-based therapies can assist a child that has symptoms. Strategies can be implemented to help the child and family overcome these barriers to success; it has no impact on a child’s intelligence or intellectual ability.

Dyspraxia can go unnoticed and un-diagnosed in a child that is simply ‘clumsy’ or ‘uncoordinated’ or ‘not academic’. But this is not the case, and overlooking it will not help to resolve itself. Intervention from a registered occupational therapist and/or psychologist or counselor can assist in the process of helping your child overcome Dyspraxia and be the best they can be.

Look over the infographic below to see if your child may have signs of dyspraxia. If you have any concerns, please call 0409 279 728 or email

This article was originally publish by KinderCloud and has been republished here with permission.


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Aimee York

Aimee is a paediatric occupational therapist, who is passionate about working with children and their families to support successful development. She often is caught telling people she has the best job in the world.Aimee works regularly with children with emotional regulation and behavioural challenges, as well as Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder. However, she likes to emphasise that children do not need a 'diagnosis' in order to require a bit of support, help and education to get them back on track.Aimee is the owner and principal occupational therapist at KinderCloud Online Allied Health for Children .

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