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Here are the resources we found for dyspraxia for parents and families:
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.
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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.
At a Glance: Different Types of Dyspraxia and the Skills They Affect
You may hear about many types of dyspraxia. Not all are well researched or clearly defined but four of them often relate to learning and attention issues. This webpage contains a poster style image which explains four different types of dyspraxia including what skills it may affect.
Developmental Co-Ordination Disorder in Children
Developmental Co-Ordination Disorder can’t be cured, but there are ways your child can be helped to manage their problems. A small groups of children, usually those with mild symptoms of clumsiness, may eventually ‘grow out’ of their symptoms but the vast majority of children need long-term help, and will continue to be affected as teenagers and adults. This webpage from NHS Choices covers information on the treatment of Developmental Co-Ordination Disorders, also known as dyspraxia.
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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.