The symptoms of dyspraxia are observed in all those activities that require planning and the use of fine motor skills .

Next, we expose some activities in which, presenting a consistent and continuous difficulty to carry them out (always more than one) in time, unlike their peers of the same age, can indicate, as a guide, a dyspraxia or at least, little development of psychomotor skills.


Balance Problems:

  • Difficulty walking in a straight line along curbs, walls, etc.
  • Difficulty driving the bicycle.
  • Difficulty doing cartwheels and does not like to play on trampolines.
  • He tends to “bump into” things (doors, etc.) because he has a diffuse knowledge of where his body begins and ends (he does not measure distances correctly).
  • It is difficult for him to keep up, he does not like to use musical instruments.


General Difficulties:

  • It has a slow and uncoordinated movement.
  • Has difficulty buttoning, tying shoes, etc.
  • Misuse silverware.
  • Can’t paint pictures “without coming off” or using scissors correctly.
  • He starts an action (homework, things to do) and forgets the rest that he has to do next (he is very busy trying to do the present ones well, due to their difficulty, so neglect the following ones).
  • Has difficulty distinguishing between left and right.
  • Walk or sit in inappropriate postures.
  • Walking distracted, he has a tendency to drift to the right and left.
  • Has difficulty coordinating movements (does not like to dance, sleight of hand, etc).

However, it is always necessary for a specialist to diagnose possible dyspraxia, starting treatment preferably between 4-7 years, the “critical” development time due to its importance and long-term incidence.

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