Impaired coordination of movement in children
Impaired coordination of movement in children is a condition that occurs as a result of improper functioning of the nervous system. The coordination of human muscle interaction is disrupted.
Impaired coordination of movements may indicate diseases of the musculoskeletal system, as well as diseases of the central nervous system. Your movements may not be symmetrical or precise. If your child has any problems, contact the Epihelp Clinic. Qualified neurologists will diagnose and prescribe treatment.
Movements are carried out due to the work of the cerebellum and the cerebral cortex. It connects to the nervous system with 3 pairs of legs. When moving through the cerebrospinal pathways, information is delivered to the cerebellum and cortex, where they are processed and regulated by the accuracy, proportionality, correctness and coordination of movements, as well as the regulation of muscle tone.
Diseases in which coordination of movements is impaired:
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Diseases of the musculoskeletal system;
- Complications of infectious diseases;
- Cerebral palsy.
The most common is dyspraxia.
Dyspraxia is an incoordination of movements. In the common people “clumsiness syndrome”. This syndrome affects schoolchildren. The disease can manifest itself as:
- it is difficult for a child to learn to ride a bicycle, skate;
- confusion in the sequence of actions;
- carelessness in food;
- It’s hard to tie your shoelaces;
- speech disorders;
- illegible handwriting;
Causes of dyspraxia
The causes of dyspraxia are unclear. Among the possible causes, there is a violation of coherence between certain areas of the brain, delayed development of its individual parts, or damage to the child’s nervous tissue. Perhaps, the factor of heredity can also play a significant role.
Treatment of dyspraxia
Only a qualified specialist should treat movement coordination disorders in children. Only a doctor can tell you how to treat a child’s movement coordination disorder, how to get rid of complications from movement coordination disorders and prevent its occurrence. The main specialist in this field is a neurologist. It evaluates the child’s coordination and motor functions. Treatment can improve behavior, reduce anxiety and other emotional problems both in the patient and in all his family members. Physical therapy is an important aspect of treatment. Its main goal is to gradually develop the necessary motor skills in children. Often, children with this disease are sent to swimming. They give recommendations on how to perform certain exercises.