Is there a cure for dyspraxia, or Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)? Find out whether it is likely to improve with treatment, support, and access to specialist resources with us at CASE
Dyspraxia, a neurological condition also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), affects around 6% of adults in the UK. Though the condition is often associated with an inability to tie your shoelaces or walk without bumping into people, there are many more hurdles to overcome that are not spoken about. This week’s blog explores whether there is a cure for dyspraxia, along with the treatment, support, and specialist resources available to adults with dyspraxia.
Is there a cure for dyspraxia?
The short answer is… no! Dyspraxia is genetic – there is no `cure`, and the chances of outgrowing it are slim. But, with the right treatment options, support, and resources – adults with dyspraxia can learn to overcome the unique challenges they face each day – whether learning to control their balance while walking or coming up with a simplified way of holding a toothbrush or pencil. The symptoms of dyspraxia may remain, but the impact they have on an individual’s daily life can be minimised drastically through the right treatment options and interventions . It is possible to make dyspraxia more manageable, and as a learning disability centre, our specialist staff has the pleasure of seeing the vast improvements in our trainees first-hand.
Types of support for adults with dyspraxia
Dyspraxia is not a `one size fits all`; an individual with dyspraxia is likely to present in an entirely different way with different symptoms to another person with the same condition. It is also worth noting that adults with autism, ADHD, and dyslexia are often diagnosed with dyspraxia, too. You can see why the right treatment option does not look the same for everybody!
Treatment options, interventions, and support for adults with dyspraxia include:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Learning disability services [link Our Services page]
- Occupational therapy
- Online resources
- Online tools
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
Learn more about support for adults with dyspraxia today
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References: How is Dyspraxia Treated? | Dyspraxia | Conditions | ASD clinic.co.uk | Social, behavioural & communication therapy