Dis-what?

1 November 2004

Publication: Right Start

Despite one in 20 children being affected, 39 per cent of British parents are unaware that dyspraxia is a common learning disorder. Symptoms include poor spatial awareness, co-ordination, difficulties with speech, language, reading, writing and spelling. It affects boys four times as often as girls. Dr Jackie Stordy, a nutritional consultant and author, offers this advice to parents of a dyspraxic child

- Be consistent- Be patient- Break tasks into small steps- Consider providing DHA-rich fish oil supplement, such as Efalex, as studies have shown this can help.

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