DYSPRAXIA aka DEVELOPMENTAL CO-ORDINATION DISORDER
Dyspraxia is a disability that affects movement and co-ordination and is thought to be caused by disruption in the way messages are sent from the brain and transmitted to the body.
Based on the scientific principles of sensory stimulation, our sensory DVD, “A Sense of Calm,” uses gentle moving images, light and soothing music to stimulate calming alpha brain waves, helping to filter out stress, frustration, anxiety and agitation in those who have been diagnosed with conditions such as Dyspraxia, helping them to achieve a sense of calm.
If you have reached this page via a search engine, you will probably already be aware of Dyspraxia, you may even have the condition yourself, so you are looking
for something to help you cope.
Dyspraxia can make people appear clumsy, as they have a lack of co-ordination
and can have problems with language, perception and processing thoughts.
By the nature of the condition, children will likely have learning difficulties and are more susceptible to ADHD, Autism and Dyslexia, so as with these other conditions, they are more likely than most to become frustrated, anxious and agitated by their environment and their over-reactive senses.
These frustrations and irritants can build up, making them sensory defensive and susceptible to sensory overload, so they are sometimes in need of a filter to block the onslaught of stimuli that surrounds them and to help promote soothing alpha waves in the brain to calm them down.
Occupational therapists and special needs teachers have found that the tempo of the gently flowing images and the soothing music on “A Sense of Calm” can help relax children and adults with conditions like Dyspraxia in the same way they benefit from a session in a sensory room.
Sensory rooms, however, are expensive and not really practical for home use. The “Sense of Calm” DVD however can be used at home on any TV connected to a DVD player, or a digital projector, for a fraction of the cost and it can be used at a moment’s notice, as and when it is needed.
"A Sense of Calm" can be viewed as a relaxation therapy in itself, or as a therapeutic means of creating a calming atmosphere that can promote social interaction and communication for someone whose condition has caused them stress, agitation, anxiety and frustration.
Living with Dyspraxia can be extremely stressful for the whole family, as carers too can get frustrated and anxious and it has been gratifying to find that “A Sense of Calm” can also relax carers and promote quality time for themselves and those they care for.
Please read our Home and General Relaxation Pages for more information on
“A Sense of Calm.”