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Here are the resources we found for dyspraxia for parents and families:

Video

Dyspraxia

Abi Hocking, 18, from Porthleven, Cornwall, has dyspraxia. In this video she explains what dyspraxia is, how it affects her life and how she has been bullied because of her dyspraxia.

Dyspraxia Awareness

Joe, 23, from Leeds is compaigning to raise awareness of dyspraxia. Dyspraxia is a developmental co-ordination disorder which can affect a number of aspects of a person’s life but it’s can also provide a number of positives to a young person.

Organisation

The Dyspraxia Foundation

The Dyspraxia Foundation is a countrywide charity providing support and information for people with dyspraxia, their parents, carers and support professionals.

Developmental Co-Ordination Disorder (Dyspraxia) in Children

Developmental co-ordination disorder, also known as dyspraxia, is a condition affecting physical co-ordination that causes a child to perform less well than expected in daily activities for his or her age, and appear to move clumsily.

Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia, also known as Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, is an impairment in the ability of an individual’s organisation of movement and motor co-ordination. It is typically displayed as clumsiness and can significantly impact on a perosn’s everyday life. This webpage covers the signs of dyspraxia, how it is diagnosed and what solutions are available for dyspraxia.

Understanding Dyspraxia

This webpage from Understood aims to answer a number of questions that you might have about dyspraxia. These questions include what is dyspraxia, how common is dyspraxia, how dyspraxia is diagnosed, what conditions are related to dyspraxia, what can make the journey easier.

Dyspraxia: What You’re Seeing in Your Grade-Schooler

The signs of dyspraxia can become more noticable in young children at around 6 years of age. Children with dyspraxia may struggle to communicate and may find everyday physical activities challenging. This webpage contains a quick poster style resource that shows key signs of dyspraxia amoung young people.

Blog / personal article

Questions I am often asked about Dyspraxia

This blog post was written by Alice, a 23 year old young woman from the North East of England. At the age of 3, she was diagnosed with dyspraxia. In this blog post she answers any questions you might have about dyspraxia including; how you can get a diagnosis of dyspraxia, if you are able to go to university with dyspraxia, how best to support someone with dyspraxia in the classroom and more questions you might want to know the answers to.

Course / Event

Parent Workshop

This training is provided by a parent of a young person with dyspraxia and aims to share advice for other parents who find themselves in a similar situation. It also provides tips on how to help and advice on specialist equipment that might be helpful within your home.

Video

Dyspraxia

Abi Hocking, 18, from Porthleven, Cornwall, has dyspraxia. In this video she explains what dyspraxia is, how it affects her life and how she has been bullied because of her dyspraxia.

Dyspraxia Awareness

Joe, 23, from Leeds is compaigning to raise awareness of dyspraxia. Dyspraxia is a developmental co-ordination disorder which can affect a number of aspects of a person’s life but it’s can also provide a number of positives to a young person.

Developmental Co-Ordination Disorder (Dyspraxia) in Children

Developmental co-ordination disorder, also known as dyspraxia, is a condition affecting physical co-ordination that causes a child to perform less well than expected in daily activities for his or her age, and appear to move clumsily.

Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia, also known as Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, is an impairment in the ability of an individual’s organisation of movement and motor co-ordination. It is typically displayed as clumsiness and can significantly impact on a perosn’s everyday life. This webpage covers the signs of dyspraxia, how it is diagnosed and what solutions are available for dyspraxia.

Understanding Dyspraxia

This webpage from Understood aims to answer a number of questions that you might have about dyspraxia. These questions include what is dyspraxia, how common is dyspraxia, how dyspraxia is diagnosed, what conditions are related to dyspraxia, what can make the journey easier.

Blog / personal article

Questions I am often asked about Dyspraxia

This blog post was written by Alice, a 23 year old young woman from the North East of England. At the age of 3, she was diagnosed with dyspraxia. In this blog post she answers any questions you might have about dyspraxia including; how you can get a diagnosis of dyspraxia, if you are able to go to university with dyspraxia, how best to support someone with dyspraxia in the classroom and more questions you might want to know the answers to.

Course / Event

Parent Workshop

This training is provided by a parent of a young person with dyspraxia and aims to share advice for other parents who find themselves in a similar situation. It also provides tips on how to help and advice on specialist equipment that might be helpful within your home.

Video

Dyspraxia

Abi Hocking, 18, from Porthleven, Cornwall, has dyspraxia. In this video she explains what dyspraxia is, how it affects her life and how she has been bullied because of her dyspraxia.

Dyspraxia Awareness

Joe, 23, from Leeds is compaigning to raise awareness of dyspraxia. Dyspraxia is a developmental co-ordination disorder which can affect a number of aspects of a person’s life but it’s can also provide a number of positives to a young person.

Organisation

The Dyspraxia Foundation

The Dyspraxia Foundation is a countrywide charity providing support and information for people with dyspraxia, their parents, carers and support professionals.

Developmental Co-Ordination Disorder (Dyspraxia) in Children

Developmental co-ordination disorder, also known as dyspraxia, is a condition affecting physical co-ordination that causes a child to perform less well than expected in daily activities for his or her age, and appear to move clumsily.

Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia, also known as Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, is an impairment in the ability of an individual’s organisation of movement and motor co-ordination. It is typically displayed as clumsiness and can significantly impact on a perosn’s everyday life. This webpage covers the signs of dyspraxia, how it is diagnosed and what solutions are available for dyspraxia.

Understanding Dyspraxia

This webpage from Understood aims to answer a number of questions that you might have about dyspraxia. These questions include what is dyspraxia, how common is dyspraxia, how dyspraxia is diagnosed, what conditions are related to dyspraxia, what can make the journey easier.

Blog / personal article

Questions I am often asked about Dyspraxia

This blog post was written by Alice, a 23 year old young woman from the North East of England. At the age of 3, she was diagnosed with dyspraxia. In this blog post she answers any questions you might have about dyspraxia including; how you can get a diagnosis of dyspraxia, if you are able to go to university with dyspraxia, how best to support someone with dyspraxia in the classroom and more questions you might want to know the answers to.

Course / Event

Parent Workshop

This training is provided by a parent of a young person with dyspraxia and aims to share advice for other parents who find themselves in a similar situation. It also provides tips on how to help and advice on specialist equipment that might be helpful within your home.