My six year old son is generally immature and seems to have problems with small motor control. He seems to have trouble holding thoughts in his head for more than a few seconds. Writing is torture for him. He can write half a letter and forget what he's doing. His handwriting looks like a four year old. He is a few levels ahead in reading though. He is also easily frustrated. Whenever any little thing doesn't go his way he melts down and cries like a baby. Like a baby! I'm way into being emotionally supportive, but I can't put up with this anymore. When he whines or cries, I ask him to try again to say it with a grown up voice. Then he just shouts in all-out anger. I talk to him a lot about being 'medium', and praise good behavior and emotional regulation.
I think the immaturity in both emotional regulation, behavior, and handwriting are all related. He can't hold on to thoughts and think about planning. From what I can get on the internet, it seems like dyspraxia. So, I'm asking for treatments we can do at home to help him develop his nervous system. It doesn't seem like it's worth trying to get OT, and there isn't any real 'cure'.