Finding Help – Where can I go for help?
For all instances of help or for general advice please contact us directly.
Our helpline is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 1pm. You can call us on 01462 454986.
Alternatively feel free to fill in our online form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
For pre-school children
Talk to you GP and Health Visitor: they can refer your child to a pediatrician or a Child Development Centre. The appropriate psychologist, physiotherapist, speech and language therapist or occupational therapist can then assess your child for dyspraxia
For school-age children
Talk to your GP, school nurse, school doctor or Special Needs coordinator who can make referrals for assessments. Hospital referral may be required for special tests or treatment. There is useful information in the SEND Guide for Parents and Carers
Problems experienced in childhood may continue into adulthood. Initial contact should be made with your GP who may refer you to a clinical psychologist, consultant neurologist, physiotherapist or occupational therapist.
What about the future?
Although dyspraxia is not curable, children with the condition may improve with growing maturity. Symptoms in children and adults can lessen if they are given appropriate treatment and advice on practical actions to minimise the day- to- day difficulties that their dyspraxia can cause.