By Morven Ball
Universal features among teenagers with dyspraxia, Asperger Syndrome and linked stipulations contain hassle with stream and particular elements of studying. those features have now been pointed out as Developmental Coordination sickness (or DCD). This easy-to-read book solutions frequently asked questions on DCD and offers the entire worthy details to assist mom and dad, carers and execs in enhancing their kid's motor and sensory talents. The convenient tricks and suggestions exhibit how occasionally correcting the little issues can result in great results...
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Extra resources for Developmental Coordination Disorder: Hints and Tips for the Activities of Daily Living
Remember that physical help makes it easier for the child, and verbal prompts are more difficult for him or her to interpret. Use the sort of cues that work best for the child. chapter 13 When Behaviour is a Problem Behavioural problems may be primary or secondary to the DCD child. The restlessness, fidgeting and poor performance may be due to a lack of inhibition in the central nervous system, but the child’s behaviour may also be a direct result of his or her DCD difficulties. That is, the child may be unhappy, lonely, have poor self-esteem and lack confidence, and he or she develops secondary ‘behaviour’ problems, such as avoidance, refusal to do things, being withdrawn or acting the clown.
This may be due to: • poor attention (easily distracted) • low muscle tone (tires easily) • the activity is too difficult • other activities seem more interesting at the time. Frustration The child is easily frustrated. This may be due to: • poor coordination (clumsiness) • poor motor-planning (difficulty organising him- or herself) • poor understanding of language and instructions. This may result in tantrums, throwing toys, being rough or destructive with toys, or acting in a silly fashion. Poor self-confidence The child is so used to struggling or not succeeding, he or she is not really motivated to try.
It is difficult for many parents and teachers to understand as the child may be very bright yet totally scatterbrained and find it difficult to plan, initiate and execute any activity. Strategies need to be provided to help them with daily activities at home and school, and carers need to have a patient approach. 55 56 DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATION DISORDER Tips for organisation • Give clear, short instructions and give them one step at a time. • Have consistent, structured routines. • Keep belongings in a particular place.