Dyspraxia & Apraxia Support Group

Dyspraxia is difficulty getting the body to do what we want when we want to do it. Apraxia is a neurological disorder characterized by being unable to execute or carry out learned (familiar) movements, even if the desire and physical ability is there. This group is dedicated to those coping with either aprxia or dyspraxia. Join the group to find support and get advice.

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  • KK1181013

    Apraxia?

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    My son just turned 2. He has not been diagnosed with ANYTHING at this moment except an expressive speech delay, but my SLP says he has oral motor planning issues, which is obvious by his struggle to move his lips, tongue, and mouth in certain ways. We've been working on strenghtening his mouth and he has made a lot of improvement. He doesn't have any feeding or drinking issues. He can make and...
  • KellEY

    My 12 year old son Scotty diagnosed with Dyspraxia

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    HI there,This is the one and only online forum I could find for Dyspraxia in the U.S.I am, like most of you, a scared and sad mom of a dyspraxic boy that I love so very much. We always knew something was wrong, since he was very little.  Our story is that our son Scott was way behind his siblings in hitting any milestones - crawling, walking, eating, dressing himself (would freak over tags...
  • HateToFeel

    How To Fit In The Work?

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    Hi, I'm new to the group. My 3yr-10mo old son was diagnosed this past week with "mixed receptive-expressive language disorder and apraxia of speech". We realized his speech was delayed when he was around 20 months of age, though our parents keep telling us not to worry, that boys on both sides of the family didn't speak until they were about three years old. There are a LOT of boys (uncles) in...
  • ssims

    6 year old son

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    Hi my name is Shannon and my 6 year old son has just been diagnosed with Dyspraxia, and ADHD.  He is a hyper boy, who loves to be a clown.  He is clumsy, very affectionate, and is a sensative soul.  He loves to make sounds with his voice, and sing.  He really struggles to communicate effectively, and stumbles over words.  Have to tell him to slow down and take his time.  Its hard to see him...
  • anyone else had many many strange traits throught life and diiffrent stages of development? it was not talked about during my childhood, some traits left me as a child or were learnt around some like communication, retention and direction still get me daily. a panic attack made me so angrey ( bf said i was rushing and i whent mad as i felt im not rushing im unable to comprehend what you are...
  • deleted_user

    Apraxia of Speech

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    Hello I am a graduate student and working towards becoming a speech therapist. I am doing a project that seeks the personal view of having this disorder. If you don't mind sharing I am interested in knowing what is it like to have apraxia not just personally but how it affects your family members and friends. Where have you sought help? What is it like socially or at work? Any information would...
  • 2boys4me2

    NLD equals dyspraxia?

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    Hello;My son was recently diagnosed with Nonverbal Learning Disability and I have found no forums where I can chat with other parents of NLD kiddos or just NLD folks themselves. I've been told that in Europe, NLD is Dyspraxia and therefore I searched Dyspraxia and found this site where I can post. My 10 year old son has struggled his entire life, it seems. Fine motor tasks are extremely...
  • aseguin8

    HELP PLEASE!

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    Hello,My name is Audrey. I am a graduate student in Texas and I am studying to be a speech-language pathologist. I am interested in getting a personal perspective on what it is like to live with or care for someone who has acquired apraxia of speech. If anyone would be willing to share their experiences, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much!
  • deleted_user

    DD w/apraxia - how to cope?

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    My DD (16 months) was just diagnosed with apraxia 2 days ago. Prior to that, we were told that she has hypotonia in her lower extremeties. We are in the process of getting her evaluated by an OT for possible sensory processing disorder. I think I handled the diagnosis of hypotonia well. It hurt to know that my baby had that, but I tried to remain positive about it and not worry.We knew she...
  • deleted_user

    Dyspraxia or dysgraphia?

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    Hi all! I am in the process of being tested for Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dyspraxia. A few months ago I heard that a lot of people with Dyspraxia have difficulty holding pens/pencils. While my handwriting isn't illegible it also isn't very neat. Sometimes it's alright, but my hand starts to cram up after only a few seconds which makes it increasingly worse. If I have to write for awhile...
  • JayPP

    Strange Hand Habit

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    Hi there, first of all i'm new to this site and very glad i found it so greetings to all of you!My whole life, ever since i can remember, i have done a strange thing with my hands where i scratch the palms or interlock the fingers and move them about. I do this when i feel some particular extreme emotions, usually excitement, sometimes anticipation or anxiety. My parents have told me that its a...
  • deleted_user

    Sports

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    Hi I know this group looks pretty dead but I was wondering being someone who wasn't formally diagnosed if anyone here as figured ways to get around this in sports espicslly baseball or if it is possible
  • deleted_user

    Dealing with Dyspraxia

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    I have had Dyspraxia for as long as I know, and I have no idea how to handle my insecurities, and my disability. I was wondering for help with this.
  • deleted_user

    5yr old with Dyspraxia, homeschool or not

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    I am a single mom with a 5 year old, a 4 year old and a 2 year old. My 5 year old was just diagnosed with Dyspraxia, Motor Coordination Disorder and hypotonia. As a baby, she was late on all of her milestones. I seeked early intervention by 15 months due to the fact she was not talking. She had a delay and considered to be sensory affected. I'm hoping to find people on here to help me to...
  • ihavenoname

    my new book due out in 2014

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    hey no1 understands dyspraxia apart from the people who have it so im writing a book called a day in the life in dyspraxic to raise awareness of how hard it is for a dyspraxic to live day to day life such as i struggle with laces instructions new people and places and i want people to see that just because its not all psyhical dyspraxia is a real disablity and i want people to seee it coz im sick...