Motor Skills Disorder

Motor Skills Disorder

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Also known as motor dyspraxia, a motor skills disorder affects the ability to move and perform complex tasks - like dancing, gymnastics, or even in some cases walking. While it may appear in early childhood (often known as “floppy baby” or “stiff baby”), for some it isn't diagnosed until later in life. While the exact causes of the disorder may vary, it can have a negative impact in a person's life.

At, you can get online therapy for Motor Skills Disorder. Before we explain more on how we can help, here are some of the other symptoms of motor skills disorder that may appear as well as the dangers that come with them. If they appear, getting a diagnosis and treatment should be a priority.

Symptoms and Dangers of Motor Skills Disorder

When a child doesn't meet certain developmental milestone - being able to crawl, being able to walk - it may be a sign of motor skills disorder. In infants, a "floppy" or "rigid" baby may be a sign of this disorder. Other symptoms include tremors, an above average muscle tone, and problems with smooth movement.

For example, children may have trouble dancing, doing gymnastics or performing other complex tasks that require movement of the body. The earlier this disorder is diagnosed, the sooner therapy can start - both physical and mental. Both types of therapy should be offered to those with this disorder.

Treatment for Motor Skills Disorder

While physical treatment for motor skills disorder should be part of an overall plan, psychotherapy can go a long way in helping give children the information and guidance they need to succeed with their special needs. At, you can book online therapy sessions with therapists who understand this disorder. For some, both cognitive therapy and sensory integration therapy may be used to help.

Problems with self-esteem may also appear in children and adults with a motor skills disorder. This leads to the possibility of major depression or other serious mental disorders. This is why therapy and counseling as part as an overall treatment plan for motor skills disorder is crucial. Taking the first step is sometimes the most difficult, but it's also the most important. Contact one of the highly skilled professionals on today to see how they can help with this disorder.

Definition of Motor Skills Disorder

A motor skills disorder affects a person’s ability to move around and prohibits or makes it difficult for them to perform complex tasks that require hand to eye coordination. Treatment for motor skills disorder should include psychotherapy for the emotional aspects of the disorder.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Motor Skills Disorder

  • Hypotonia (floppy baby)
  • Hypertonia (rigid baby)
  • Visual perception problems
  • Constantly above normal muscle tone
  • Problems moving smoothly

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