Dyspraxia and awkwardness

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Dyspraxia and awkwardness

Postby Musical5352 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:51 am

So I was diagnosed with dyspraxia last week (im 18). So I'm still kind of learning what can be helped with therapy and stuff but I was wondering if my awkwardness could be helped. Other people always say I'm really awkard and until last week I've been hoping to grow out of my awkardness or I'm wondering would occupational therapy help this or will I be kind of awkard for life. Also would I need a few years of thearpy be needed. Like I'm not social awkward just my movements are.Thanks.

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Re: Dyspraxia and awkwardness

Postby Tom fod » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:23 am

Apologies for delay in responding, Welcome to our community and positive to hear that at least you do not feel socially awkward, often being constantly told off or mocked can have a less than positive impact

If your difficulties with fine or gross motor control are having a paticularly detrimental effect an your day to day activities than an OT or Physiotherapist may be able to give you exercises to help you compensate, equally you will learn to give less of a toss about others's unhelpful comments/observations as you find your way and gain confidence

Be open to others suggestions but be aware that while we're a bit different in our ways/approach this can be positive as we can stumble across important discoveries/find solutions that hadn't occurred to others

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Re: Dyspraxia and awkwardness

Postby Jakey » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:12 am

I find that taking part in activities that require good co-ordination can be very helpful. I play basketball (though I'm not very good at it) and train boxing, and I can see how I have slowly improved over time with my speed and movement. I'm still hella awkward, like when I dribble or shoot a basketball it still appears and feels stiff or exaggerated but the efficiency and quickness of it has developed.

My neurologist said that picking up a sport can be very beneficial particularly if it has emphasis on coordination and awareness - and honestly boxing is probably the best one to help that.

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Re: Dyspraxia and awkwardness

Postby morgank82 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:27 pm

Hey jakey, Tom nailed it or or i agree with him on his comment.
Actually I am currently seeing an ot specialist for my akwardness for social anxiety that plays with dyspraxia a lot. I am starting to find I might have spd that would make sense to have under despraxia and that might cuz my anxiety to take over. It's not written in stone but ot will help a person in on situations and routines.
Day routines
Being on time in the moment
Fine motor skills
And behavior traits.

Even though if they are not educated on dyspraxia they can still work with u to let u know or be more confident in daily routines or help u make up routines so u don't feel u can't do it. Pretty much they open a gate to your processing skills physical and mental properties.

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