- Q What are the treatment options for dyspraxia?
Treatment options for dyspraxia start with first identifying that there is a problem. If a developmental milestone is long delayed or if there is a history of learning disabilities in the family, a child should be evaluated by a professional. Once a... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat dyspraxia?
Low doses of stimulant drugs such as Ritalin and Dexedrine have been used to treat learning disabilities like dyspraxia for several years. These medications temporarily help children and adults concentrate and become more focused. The drug is effective... Full Answer
- Q Do dyspraxia learning disabilities run in families?
The fact that learning disabilities like dyspraxia run in families indicates that there may be a genetic link. A parent's learning disability may be different than the child's. The learning disability is not a specific inherited disorder but more of a... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for dyspraxia?
Megavitamins and special diets are some alternative treatments used for dyspraxia learning disabilities. However, the effectiveness of these kinds of treatments hasn't been proven. A study using a supplement of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids... Full Answer
- Q What causes dyspraxia learning disabilities?
There is no one single cause related to dyspraxia. Research has shown that the causes are diverse and complex and do not stem from a single specific source. A leading theory is that learning disabilities, like dyspraxia, come from subtle disturbances in... Full Answer
- Q How is dyspraxia diagnosed?
Dyspraxia may not be diagnosed immediately. Parents may notice that developmental milestones (crawling, sitting up, or walking) are significantly delayed, which can be an early indicator of dyspraxia. However, the classroom teacher may be the first to... Full Answer
- Q Can dyspraxia be prevented?
It may be possible to prevent dyspraxia in your child by avoiding smoking, drugs, and alcohol during pregnancy. Learning disabilities also run in families, which indicate that there may be a genetic link. If it's genetic, the condition may be difficult... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my child's mental retardation on a daily basis?
Daily management of a child with mental retardation is based on the child's individual health plan. You may need to administer medication, provide transportation to and from doctor's visits and special education facilities, and offer support to your... Full Answer
- Q Is dyspraxia serious?
Serious problems in behavior can result if dyspraxia is left untreated. Frustration and anger from an inability to complete simple tasks or vocalize thought can lead to fear and hostility. Without help, children with a learning disability like dyspraxia... Full Answer
- Q What is the rate of incidence for dyspraxia?
Dyspraxia can affect as many as six percent of children between the ages of five and eleven. Learning disabilities run in families and can be passed on genetically, so they may be more common among people whose relatives have a learning disorder. For a... Full Answer