Dyspraxia is a term used to describe issues with fine and gross motor coordination. Individuals with dyspraxia may tend to show issues with general coordination,negotiating their way around objects easily,ball catching,playing team sports,handwriting,drawing and keyboard skills.

They may have advanced verbal skills and show great ability in areas that do not involve motor coordination.

How can vision training help Dyspraxia?

In most cases of dyspraxia, vision training will improve visual perceptual skills so that coordination and peripheral awareness improve, relieving some of the common symptoms of dyspraxia.

Where appropriate vision training can be done in conjunction with occupational therapy. This can provide the best combination of sensory motor integration and vision training for the individual.

Some individuals with dyspraxia may have ‘retained primitive reflexes’ and may require individual treatment regimens to integrate these before commencing visually based activities.

Optometric vision training is individually programmed for each patient according to their requirements. There are basic fundamentals to every vision training programme though beyond this, programmes will be tailored to individual needs.

The success of the vision training programme depends partly on ourselves setting a programme of visually based activities for an individual though also on the individual and in the case of a child, their parents.

Success depends on the individual spending an appropriate amount of time and effort on the vision training activities prescribed.