Dyspraxia and Motor Control
Learning Breakthrough gives clients the direct motor skills training that scientists and therapists agree holds the key for dyspraxia improvement. The brain processes which organize gross and fine motor skills are throughly retrained enabling users to overcome hurdles and dramatically improve their coordination, athletic abilities and confidence with movement.
Developmental Dyspraxia is an impairment or immaturity of the organization of movement. It is the manifestation of a problem in the way that the brain processes information, which results in messages not being properly or fully transmitted. Developmental dyspraxia is a disorder characterized by an impairment in the ability to plan and carry out sensory and motor tasks. Generally, individuals with the disorder appear "out of sync" with their environment. Symptoms vary and may include poor balance and coordination, clumsiness, vision problems, perception difficulties, emotional and behavioral problems, difficulty with reading, writing and speaking, poor social skills, poor posture, and poor short-term memory.
The term Dyspraxia comes from the word praxis, which means 'doing, acting'. Other names for Dyspraxia include Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD), Perceptuo-Motor Dysfunction, and Motor Learning Difficulties. Dyspraxia affects the planning of what movements to make and how to make them. It is also associated with problems of perception, language and thought and is considered to affect up to 10 percent of the population (2 percent severely). Males are four times more likely to be affected than females. It is also observed that Dyspraxia sometimes runs in families.
Treatment is symptomatic and supportive and may include occupational and speech therapy, and "cueing" or other forms of communication such as using pictures and hand gestures. Learning Breakthrough is a complementary treatment that works to fundametally strengthen the motor skills processes that underly what we typically call "coordination". The program aims to help better organize the way the brain processes information and is used by therapists around the world to great benefit for those who suffer from such motor control challenges.