After a recent visit to check on my daughters progress at school, I was quite dissapointed to find her handwriting was a cause for concern. Deep down I knew this was not on the same level as others in her class but put it down to me not doing enough at home with her. However she does also have some of the other symptons, she is very clumsy, constantly falling down and bumping things we at first blamed this on her eye sight but she now has glasses and is still as clumsy. She finds it difficult to eat with a knife and fork and I’m constantly telling her off for eating with her fingers, I’ve also noticed when she does try and use the utensils she holds them left handed, although she writes with her right. She tires very easy and constantly complains of tummy ache and I’ve witnessed many occasions when things are too noisy or busy she puts her hands over her ears. She can however ride her bike perfectly well but when swimming noticed she finds it difficult to coordinate both arms and legs at the same time, but on her back or underwater she is fine. She also gets very frustrated quickly and says that she is rubbish at everything, sometimes she grits her teeth with anger and when I ask her why – she can’t explain and says she can’t help feeling like this. She is a very loving and caring girl and constantly seeking approval from her friends and excels at creative drawing etc. The teacher says her maths and reading is average for her age, but we need to work on the handwriting, am I being over critical or do you think she could perhaps suffer from some sort of dyspraxia? Worried Mum
It does sound as though she has some sort of motor problems, but i cannot tell for certain exactly what is is from your email.
However if you bought my book on Dyspraxia i feel certain you would know after reading it as i explain exactly why dyspraxic kids have the problems they have.
Clumsiness is helped by hand eye coordination games such as throwing and catching, crawling, and balancing games. There would be no disadvantage in doing these things.
Also it had been proven that omega3 fish oil helps and certainly our natiopath recommends this.