What professional is qualified to diagnose Dyspraxia?
I've read many articles about it but none answer that question. My grandson displays some mild symptoms of fine motor skill dysfunction, but he is very bright and has an amazing ability to reason for a 9 year old. The educational system does not seem to be set up to help this form of disability. He was held back in 1st grade because of poor reading and writing skills. If he had been diagnosed earlier, this probably would not have happened.
He entered second grade and still struggled. We heard about a vision therapy specialist (doctor) and got him help from him and his group. Our grandson improved in reading but not writing. His teacher said he was just at the reading level for second grade, but she still couldn't read his printing.
My husband offered to home school him to help him improve these skills. His parents agreed to pull him out of school and have him home schooled by his grandfather. My husband has been working with him and has brought him a long way in just a few weeks. His parents wanted this help on a short term basis to bring him up to speed, but now wish to put him back in school in September, 2010. In order to have the public school system understand my grandson's disorder, I thought it might be necessary to have a detailed professional diagnosis. I would appreciate any help you can offer us.