Some dyspraxic children have limited communication skills but a good understanding of language. He may have difficulty producing some speech sounds and be unable to communicate his ideas easily. He finds it confusing if he is given too much verbal information at a time because he takes longer to process it and is rarely able to make immediate responses. He has difficulty in following more than one instruction at a time. He finds it hard to put information in order and reproduce it verbally, which affects his ability to answer questions in the classroom.
A dyspraxic child can often be very excitable and have a loud and high-pitched voice. He finds it difficult to adapt to a structured school routine and has limited concentration and poor listening skills. He does not enjoy cooperative, imaginative play (eg. the home corner, dressing up) and finds it difficult to make friends. He is easily upset and can have temper tantrums. This kind of behaviour annoys other children, affecting friendships. He may often appear to be rough and aggressive because he has difficulty controlling his movements.