There is often an overlap in some of the signs and symptoms of dyslexia, dyspraxia and attention deficit disorder. Children with dyslexia for example, share symptoms such as problems with balance, bilateral integration, spatial skills and sequencing, in common with children with dyspraxia.
Children with dyspraxia display certain features of dyslexic-type learning difficulties although they are not specific enough to be described as dyslexic. Both groups at times share problems with attention and concentration, organisation and short term memory and stimulus bound effect.
Where features of all three disorders coexist (co-morbidity), Neuro-Developmental Delay (NDD) is often an underlying common denominator. View information concerning NDD.
If you suspect that NDD might be a factor in your child’s presenting problem, we suggest you complete our screening questionnaire. Research has shown that the questionnaire is reliable in detecting signs of neurological dysfunction and identifying whether further assessment is appropriate.
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