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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.
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.
Stop Dyspraxia Stigma
Allan has dyspraxia, a development coordination disorder which means he struggles with balance, concentration and short-term memory loss. He has made this film with Fixers to raise awareness about the condition and help other people know what can help people with dyspraxia.
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Helping a Dyspraxic Child
Is your child’s room a nightmare? Are you always buying plasters? Do you have trouble deciphering what they have written? Then they might be dyspraxic. This webpage from The Good Schools Guide covers what dyspraxia is, how to spot a dyspraxic child, what schools can do to help, and how to get professional help for a child.
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, 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.
How to Help a Child with Dyspraxia in the Classroom
Teaching a child with dyspraxia can be a frustrating experience due to the wide range of symptoms a student may present. However, while dyspraxia is a neurological condition that causes movement and co-ordination issues, it has no impact on intelligence. This webpage written by Meredith Cicerchia contains a number of tips for teachers who might want to know some ways that they can increase dyspraxia friendliness in their classroom.
Course / Event
Workshops and Training for Primary Schools Working with Children
Dyspraxia Education provides training for primary school staff on the topic of dyspraxia. They offer three variations of their training program for a variety of prices. All the training sessions cover; support strategies busy teaching staff can implement, how to help poor concentration, and a whole school approach to handwriting and handwriting difficulties.
CPD Training for Secondary Teaching Staff and other Professionals
Dyspraxia Education offers CPD training for secondary school staff entitled ‘Understanding and Including the Teenager with Dyspraxia/DCD in the Secondary Years’. This course covers a number of topics including; a background to dyspraxia, identify pupils with dyspraxia, the gifts and challenges this conditions presents to pupils, and simple support strategies busy teaching staff can use to be more inclusive.
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.