The talk explores praxis/motor planning difficulties from an interdisciplinary perspective. It aims to provide parents and educators with insight into the complex, multi-step series of events that one must coordinate in order to produce a physical movement or speech sound-a process that is often taken for granted because, for most individuals, it occurs automatically. Areas that will be discussed include:
- The indicators for a motor planning difficulty, which may manifest through fine or gross motor difficulties, or speech distortions.
- How a difficulty in this area impacts children in all areas of occupational performance at home and at school
- Specific approaches to therapy and therapeutic programmes will further equip viewers in understanding and supporting young people with praxis challenges.