Motor Skills Disorder


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Comment from: Laramum, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 05

Both of my children have motor skills disorder, although the name has changed several times... dyspraxia, developmental coordination disorder, etc. Occupational therapy and physical therapy from toddler/preschool times helped both. My younger didn’t walk until 22 months. Handwriting is the real stressor at school. It took me years to get the older in an individualized education program (IEP) but it changed his life! The younger one started kindergarten with an IEP.

Comment from: Nico, Female (Patient) Published: February 19

I have several symptoms of motor skills disorder. In school I couldn't pay attention, usually looked out the window or played with my hands. When I saw my children's toys on the floor, I'd move to avoid them, but crash into them anyway. When cooking, I have trouble following the recipes, have to constantly re-read. If there are 5 or more things to clear off the table, it looks like an impossible job. If I turn off a light, I sometimes turn it back on by accident. Often, if I go down stairs the visual information is confusing and I almost fall. Getting dressed or undressed is difficult, I often punch myself or various objects (ouch), and tying shoelaces or buttoning requires intense concentration.

Comment from: Freddie, 0-2 (Caregiver) Published: May 14

My grandson, 20 months old, walks on his knees, but he crawls ok.

Comment from: FLO, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 09

My child with motor skills disorder has poor vision and needs to wear glasses, has unbalanced walking, falls easily, and climbs stairs. Speech is fine but limited.


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