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9 months ago by Debbie Lloyd

Dyspraxia Awareness Week

Frustrated Student With Dyspraxia

This week is Dyspraxia Awareness week (6th - 12th October)

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia, is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It is a life-long neurological condition people with it will never grow out of it. In simple terms, their brains work differently from the mass majority of people. 

It can affect everyone differently, some people may have most symptoms while others may have only a few. 

It does not affect a person’s intelligence, they are as intellectually capable as anyone else. The condition suffers from a lack of awareness, recognition and research which means people with it can often feel lost and alone. It is rarely diagnosed before the age of 5 and often overlooked into adulthood. Frequently misdiagnosed as dyslexia or even just clumsiness. 

Click here to visit the Dyspraxia Foundation website for more information.