The Dyspraxia Foundation is proud to be supporting Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018!
The Internet is a wonderful resource, it contains lots of information that is helping millions of people on a daily basis, but it is often a scary place where misinformation, online chats and discussions can create lots of doubt.
The Dyspraxia Foundation are proud to have taken part and provided evidence for this report by the Westminster AchieveAbility Commission. The full report can be downloaded below.
Richard Todd, Dyspraxia Foundation Trustee was involved with providing information for this report. He has written his own summary which can be downloaded here.
Congratulations to Michèle Lee, Trustee and former Chair of the Dyspraxia Foundation, appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2018 New Year Honours List
We at the Dyspraxia Foundation are delighted and extremely proud at the appointment of former Chair Michèle Lee as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2018 New Year Honours List. Michèle has dedicated much of her professional life as a Chartered Physiotherapist to improving the lives of young people with dyspraxia. She has also volunteered her time, skills and knowledge to the Dyspraxia Foundation as a Trustee and twice as Chair from 2000-2004 and 2012-2017. Michèle has worked tirelessly to raise the profile of our organisation to ensure that dyspraxia is recognised and understood by policy makers, professionals and the public so that people with dyspraxia of all ages receive the support they deserve and need.
We are delighted to announce our first conference for 2018. A one day conference for professionals working with children, adolescents and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. A full day for health and education professionals and employers to disseminate information to support those with dyspraxia/DCD and other conditions.
Our Webinar Wednesday series continues this November with ‘It Ain’t Rocket Science’ – taking place at 8pm on Wednesday 22nd November with Gill Dixon.
She looks forword to welcoming you to a comfortable, informal webinar looking at some easy, stress free, no cost strategies to assist the child/young person with dyspraxia/DCD in their living and learning environments. Strategies to help them and those who love and support them with plenty of opportunity for Q&A’s.
A response to the following statement made by the Department of Education issued on Friday, 13th October 2017
A Department for Education spokesperson:
“We know how important it is that children with medical conditions are supported to enjoy a full education. That is why we introduced a new duty to require governing bodies to make arrangements to support pupils with medical conditions and have provided statutory guidance outlining schools’ responsibilities in this area.
Today we appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire Show! Raising awareness about dyspraxia and discussing our findings from our school survey.
Huge thanks to Trustee Sally Payne, Rosaline, Sarah, Mark and the stars of the show young Rueben and Lucas for your work on live TV this morning!
The Prime Minister has recognised Mikey Akers, aged sixteen, from Coventry, for founding ‘Mikey’s Wish’, an organisation that raises awareness of verbal dyspraxia as well as supporting those who also suffer from the speech disorder.
New Information Sheet: A child friendly definition of dyspraxia/DCD
Oliver 7 yrs: ‘I’m just the same as everyone else I just work harder at things everyone else can do quicker making me unique ‘
We are proud to be launching a brand new information sheet aimed at parents, teachers, SENCO’s and professionals working with children this Awareness Week on ‘A child friendly definition of Dyspraxia/DCD’.
Charity calls for greater understanding of issues faced by young people with dyspraxia at school.The Dyspraxia Foundation is spreading the word about a new survey which reveals the lack of awareness of dyspraxia – a form of developmental co-ordination disorder – in schools.
The nationwide poll of teachers1 highlighted that dyspraxia is ‘under the radar’ when it comes to awareness, training and support. 65% said that awareness of dyspraxia in their schools was poor or very poor with 71% saying that lack of awareness and understanding affected children’s opportunities and achievement.