How does Dyspraxia affect Learning?
Gross Motor Skills: There may be poor body and spatial awareness, as well as balance and other gross motor skills such as: standing; lifting; and kicking.
Fine Motor Skills: There could be difficulty with drawing, writing and tasks such as shading or labelling. Scissors and small buttons may also be difficulty and tasks such as painting can use a lot more concentration.
Organisation: Personal organisation tends to be poor and normally could be late or doing tasks at the wrong time. This links with a difficulty of retrieving knowledge.
Support for Dyspraxia (DCD)
Functional Tasks: Complex tasks such as some knots can prove difficult ensure there is a functional, more every day task, available for young people.
‘Little and Often’: Multiple short sessions are better than a prolonged task, try and use a station method where young people can change frequently.
Cognitive Strategies: Break down tasks into smaller ‘chunks’ and ensure there is an end goal that is clear and defined. If a worked example can be shown then that would prove useful.