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Here are the resources we found for dyspraxia for young people:
Dyspraxia Q&A – Commonly Asked Questions
This video from Krystal-Bella Shaw contains answers to all the questions she has been asked about dyspraxia. The questions she answers include whether people with dyspraxia think differently, what kind of jobs you can get with dyspraxia, what kind of textures irritate her dyspraxia and more.
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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Dyspraxia: My Hidden Menace
For Matthew Snape, dyspraxia was a hidden menace until he was studying at a post graduate qualification. In this blog post he talks about going through education without a diagnosis and the help he got following his diagnosis. If you notice yourself having similar problems to the ones Matthew describes, please consider talking to a professional for more formal help.
Dyspraxia and Me
This blog posy by Rachida Brocklehurst discusses her issues with dyspraxia and how she has managed to follow her dreams despite her diagnosis. She gives tips that she has felt are helpful in her life as well as more general information about what dyspraxia is.
10 Challenges I Face because of my Dyspraxia
Dyspraxia can be a hard condition to live with. In this blog post, Marisa Quinn-Haisu details ten of the challenges that she has faced in her life due to her dyspraxia. This blog post can give you a unique look into to the life of someone with dyspraxia and what challenges they might face.
The Important Lesson I Learned After my Dyspraxia Diagnosis
In this letter to her younger self she discusses how her life changed after being diagnosed with a motor disorder called dyspraxia. She talks openly and honestly about the lessons she has learned since her diagnosis and how her life is now.
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.