Connecting With Friends
Some kids with dyspraxia have trouble pronouncing words or controlling the pitch of their voices. That can make them feel self-conscious about trying to chat with other kids in person or on the phone.
Tip: Preparation can help. See if your child wants to role-play conversations she might have with friends in different settings so she can practice responding. Suggest that she take notes on what she might want to say before she makes phone calls. And encourage her to find ways to communicate about her challenges. The more she’s comfortable with her dyspraxia, the more others will be, too.