Which therapies/approaches were most effective?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and medication to help with his anxiety.
What coping strategies do you find most helpful in your daily life?
We use a lot of lists to help remind Peter (and us) about what will come next. We have a calendar right in our kitchen so that any appointments or special days at school can be seen and allow for Peter to know his schedule. We also allow Peter to go and use his swing when he feels overwhelmed and he gets to listen to music on his phone when he is feeling most stressed.
What would you like others to understand about Dyspraxia/DCD?
Dyspraxia/DCD is all encompassing to the person's ability to function and takes an immense amount of energy to perform what some may call minor, everyday things. Also, I’d like others to understand that hidden disabilities can sometimes be harder to receive therapy for because those with Dyspraxia/DCD appear to be "just fine" or have "no issues", when in reality things are quite difficult.