The best treatments for Dyspraxia/DCD and overlapping conditions, with or without an official diagnosis, are therapies that support the individual’s needs. An occupational therapist (OT) helps develop fine motor skills used in everyday activities at home, school and work. A physical therapist (PT) uses exercises and equipment to help develop gross motor skills.

Research has shown that the most effective approaches used by OTs and PTs for improving motor skills are individualized, task-oriented methods such as the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) and Neuromotor Task Training (NTT) (Blank et al., 2019).