Dyspraxia tests in Brighouse within easy reach of Huddersfield, Halifax, Leeds and Bradford

A dyspraxia assessment can help people understand why they may be struggling. It helps to boost confidence and self-esteem. Identification enables people to seek disability support through DSA funding at university, or, in the work place through the Government’s Access to Work Scheme (this includes funding and mentoring).

Dyspraxia assessments usually take between 2-3 hours. The assessment typically examines some of the following:-

  • Fine Motor Skills including handwriting
  • Visual motor integration Skills
  • Motor Coordination Skills
  • Visual Perception Skills
  • Speed of Processing
  • Visual Processing
  • General Ability
  • Working Memory
  • Reading Speed

A full detailed assessment report is produced within two or three weeks of the assessment. This includes an outline of learning strengths and recommendations and strategies for how to improve and work on areas of weakness.

The word dyspraxia comes from two Greek words, dys meaning ‘inadequate or difficulty with’ and praxis meaning ‘acting or doing’. Dyspraxia is also known as Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD). It can involve problems with movement, fine and gross motor skills (including handwriting ), spatial awareness, organisational skills, working memory, language, attention and concentration,interpreting, organising and processing sensory information. Co-occurring difficulties can also be present together with social and emotional difficulties. Some people also experience difficulties with maths, time management and planning.