Discovering Dyspraxia

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What is Dyspraxia? Is it a casual term for a clumsy kid or a clinical diagnosis for those with Central Nervous System issues? Basically, it’s another term for a larger Sensory Integration Disorder for children who struggle with motor skill development.   The term dyspraxia is taken from the Greek word duspraxia. Duspraxia is formed ofdus (or dys) and praxia (or praxis which is taken from an older Greek word prassein).Praxis is to practice an act or a  function, pass through, experience; therefore “to act”. Dys means impaired, ill or abnormal, so the literal meaning of dyspraxia is ill-doing or abnormal act.

Children may present with difficulties with self-care, writing, typing, riding a bike and play as well as other educational and recreational activities.  However, diagnosis always considers the fact that children develop at different rates; this should always be taken into consideration when looking at individual cases.  In adulthood many of these difficulties will continue, as well as learning new skills at home, in education and work. While there is no known cause for dyspraxia, chiropractic can help.

A subluxation of the upper cervical spine can can affect our ability to speak, read, write and comprehend. The interference on the nervous system disrupts the connection between perception and expression.  Both sensory and motor dysfunction can be improved when a subluxation is removed through a safe and specific adjustment.

If you notice any of these symptoms in your child, visit The Back Pain Clinic Belleville. Dr. Fast can offer you piece of mind with his through evaluation.  His state-of-the-art diagnostic tools help detect issues in the spine that can affect gross motor skills.  Dr. Fast holds appointments at the most convenient times for families; expect extra time for discussion upon your first appointment.