Tinneke is an enthusiastic 8-year-old girl who progressively experienced more difficulty during sports and gymnastics classes at school compared to her peers. Similar problems were also noted during the dance lessons.
The parents also noted then that Tinneke seemed to fall more often, bumped into obstacles and often gave an awkward impression. Tinneke was registered and examined two years ago in consultation with the teacher, the school and the parents. The biggest shortcomings at Tinneke were in the field of gross and small motor skills, learnability and planning actions (praxie). Tinneke was admitted to the center with a suspicion of DCD as a working diagnosis.
During the past school year, intensive training was given to the skills that Tinneke encountered the most difficulties (balance, body scheme, general coordination, movement praxis, etc.). However, the latest test results showed little progress and at the end of this year, DCD was diagnosed in consultation with the physician and the multidisciplinary team involved.
The main request for help from the parents is to improve Tinneke’s independence. Planning tasks (both cognitive and motoric) is certainly central to this. Tinneke herself would like to participate again in the sports lessons at school and dance lessons in the weekend. She also wants to improve her general movement skills so that she feels less excluded on the playground.
Promote gross motor skills
Stimulating balance skills (dynamic and static)
Promote general body coordination
Continue working around the body scheme
Practicing complex movement tasks
Improving visual spatial insight
Offering tools and techniques to stimulate independent planning of tasks and movements