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Jessicas shake was more pronounced when she was younger. If she pointed to something in a book it was really visible. If she was threading beads her hands would shake so much it would take numerous attempts. As for juice we made sure we never overfilled it so it didnt spill over. With Jess her tremor became worse when she concentrated hard or was stressed.

She is eight now and some aspects of it have improved but she has been behind at school in everything due to her difficulties. Since the OT has got involved we are making some changes at school but its all trial and error reallyas what works for one child doesnt work for another. But on a positive note her writing is improving. This is mainly due to the brilliant introduction of a wrist weight which reduces the tremor and enables her to write legibly.

One thing that was revealed is we have always thought she was a left hander who just did a few things with her right. And indeed so did the school. But from the tests we have found out she actually favours both sides which is a common trait apparently.

A few milestone of Jessicas for example, walking 16 months, still not talking properly once she hit nursery, and was referred to therapy for this. Couldnt ride a bike correctly until she was almost seven. She used to do the pedals backwards. And it took much longer than friends Children to get her out of nappies.

I dont know if that info helps or not. LOL.The term I would use for Jess is once shes got it , she has really got it. It is just finding the way to teach her that works for her and that her body can learn.

I look forward to chatting to you again. Smile
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my daughter going to be tested for dyspraxia
dont know when paediatricain said he was going to have a word with ot and that was in sept
but my daughter has had a lot of test done chromsones etc and all turned out to be negative and hope this one does too
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(10-21-2010, 08:41 PM)sweetgiz Wrote: my daughter going to be tested for dyspraxia
dont know when paediatricain said he was going to have a word with ot and that was in sept
but my daughter has had a lot of test done chromsones etc and all turned out to be negative and hope this one does too

Hiya
It took months for us to get an initial assessment with the OT but it was definitely worth getting them involved. I too was like you and hoped it wouldnt be. But in the end I now know what I am dealing with and am at long last getting the help for Jess. When we went there were two there for the assessments and one took notes from me whilst the other worked with my daughter.
I wish you lots of luck and hope you get a speedy appointment and answer Smile
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(10-21-2010, 08:09 PM)claire_bear Wrote: Jessicas shake was more pronounced when she was younger. If she pointed to something in a book it was really visible. If she was threading beads her hands would shake so much it would take numerous attempts. As for juice we made sure we never overfilled it so it didnt spill over. With Jess her tremor became worse when she concentrated hard or was stressed.

She is eight now and some aspects of it have improved but she has been behind at school in everything due to her difficulties. Since the OT has got involved we are making some changes at school but its all trial and error reallyas what works for one child doesnt work for another. But on a positive note her writing is improving. This is mainly due to the brilliant introduction of a wrist weight which reduces the tremor and enables her to write legibly.

One thing that was revealed is we have always thought she was a left hander who just did a few things with her right. And indeed so did the school. But from the tests we have found out she actually favours both sides which is a common trait apparently.

A few milestone of Jessicas for example, walking 16 months, still not talking properly once she hit nursery, and was referred to therapy for this. Couldnt ride a bike correctly until she was almost seven. She used to do the pedals backwards. And it took much longer than friends Children to get her out of nappies.

I dont know if that info helps or not. LOL.The term I would use for Jess is once shes got it , she has really got it. It is just finding the way to teach her that works for her and that her body can learn.

I look forward to chatting to you again. Smile

Oh bless her heart. Quite few things jump out at me, on emain one was the left handed bit, we all think Ella will be left handed but does swap from hand to hand so we are still unsure, maybe she ill favour both too!

Ella hasnt got a tremour as such it's just every now and again she either isn't concentrating or something bless her.

I believe Ella is the same once she learns something she is fab, its working out how to teach her it.

Ella is 3 years and 9 months only has single words, although Thank you is coming along very well, she didn't crawl until June this year which was a huge milestone for her, She isn't walking yet but I think there may be some other factors involved with that, she is being referred to a foot specialist also as when she pulls herself up she stands with her left foot on the side. She is potty trained and doing very well although we still have the odd accident and she still isn't out of nappies at night but i'm in no rush with her to be honest x

thank you for your reply x

Does Jessica go to a mainstream school? x
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(10-22-2010, 01:22 PM)mrs barden Wrote: [quote='claire_bear' pid='22710' dateline='1287691774']



Quite few things jump out at me, on emain one was the left handed bit, we all think Ella will be left handed but does swap from hand to hand so we are still unsure, maybe she ill favour both too!


Does Jessica go to a mainstream school? x

Regarding the left handed thing just take an interest when she does things. My daughter if something doesnt work she will swop and see if it works in the other hand. She writes with her left but cuts with her right. She balances better on her right leg than her left. Its quite fascinating once you observe it fully. ...or at least I foundit fascinating. LOL.

Jess is at mainstream school but I must say I am lucky in tha her school caters fairly well for special needs children. The OFSTED report stated they have a higher than average number of children in the range, all i know is that they have plenty of extra classes available and the help there but we do have to push for it sometimes. The only thing I have to tell myself is not to compare her progress to that of her friends, which can be hard at times.

You mentioned Ellas foot/walking Jess passed that particular examination fine. But it sounds like it is not an uncommon problem and from what i have read there are steps they can take to help. Hope she gets sorted soon x


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