Children with dyspraxia are falling ‘under the radar’

Children with dyspraxia are falling ‘under the radar’ and missing out on vital support in schools

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. ...read more

Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2017: – Webinar ‘Dyspraxia, Feeling Bad and Getting Mad’

After our successful first webinar we are proud to be hosting our second webinar during Dyspraxia Awareness Week!

Our awareness week focus for 2017 is primary aged children, and with this in mind our second webinar, titled ‘Dyspraxia, Feeling Bad and Getting Mad’ (the importance of healthy self-esteem in the management of behaviour issues) will again be hosted by Gill Dixon. ...read more

Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2017: Free event in Solihull – SOLD OUT!

Due to outstanding demand we increased our capacity for this event, which has now completely sold out! Thank you for your overwhelming support, keep an eye on our website and #Dyspraxia17 for the latest from this event!

‘An Introduction to Dyspraxia/DCD’; a FREE event from 7 – 8.30pm, on 10th October, Solihull, West Midlands hosted by the Dyspraxia Foundation to mark Dyspraxia Awareness Week 8—14th October 2017 #dyspraxia17 ...read more

New: Dyspraxia Foundation Webinars


The Dyspraxia Foundation are proud to announce our first webinar.

Our webinars will be a way to listen, learn and chat with real experts in the field of dyspraxia/DCD . We will share our experience, our knowledge and our advice with you all in a friendly and informative way and host a Question and Answers session to involve you in the topic being discussed. ...read more

Support #TeamDyspraxia at Parallel London this Sunday!

We are proud that so many people are taking part, spreading dyspraxia awareness, this Sunday in Parallel London. If you haven’t heard Parallel London is the first fully-inclusive mass participation event, taking place around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London, with a variety of distances in the accessible fun run, 10km, 5km, 1km and 100m with an sensory 1km too! ...read more

Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2017 – Survey

Dyspraxia Awareness Week 8th – 14th October 2017

We are carrying out a survey to explore teachers’ and teaching assistants’ understanding of dyspraxia/developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and how this affects children’s learning opportunities at school. You can complete this survey if you are a teacher or teaching assistant at a school in the UK. We will share findings from this survey and will also be launching new resources to support primary-aged children with dyspraxia/DCD during Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2017. Thank you for completing this survey! ...read more

Survey Request: University of York

What is it about?: Children’s social and emotional wellbeing is an important topic and one of particular interest in developmental research currently. We’re interested in seeing whether attention, language and motor skills are related to children’s well-being. In particular, we are investigating whether these skills are related to how much children are included in social groups and activities. ...read more

Focus: A new magazine for Dyspraxia/DCD

Authors Janet Taylor and Martha Jayne are pleased to introduce ‘Focus’; a regular newsletter for members of the Dyspraxia Foundation with an interest in dyspraxia in adulthood.

We have decided to honour Mary Colley’s memory and entitle this e-magazine ‘Focus’ after a publication produced by Mary for DANDA (Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association). The first issue of this magazine will be FREE for anyone to download.   After this, each issue will be available on the member’s only section of the Dyspraxia Foundation website www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk.    Focus will be published four times a year and packed with; practical advice, information, poetry, lived experiences, useful contacts and photography. ...read more

Donate whilst shopping with The Able Label

We are delighted to be working alongside ‘The Able Label’; a fashion retailer with a range of clothes especially designed to help with a variety of physical and cognitive needs. Their quality fabrics, discreet adaptive designs, innovative fastenings and hidden extras make dressing easier for those who may suffer from restricted movement or lack of finger dexterity. The design of the garments has also taken carers’ requirements into account so assisted dressing is quicker, easier and safer. Yet when they’re being worn, no one would know they were adapted! ...read more

International classical singer Stephanie Guidera to fundraise for Dyspraxia Foundation

Promising classical singer Stephanie Guidera is donating part of her singing fee to the Dyspraxia Foundation to help others with this hidden and often misunderstood condition, following her own life-changing diagnosis.

Dyspraxia, also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) affects the ability to master skilled movements and some aspects of learning. Dyspraxia/DCD is a lifelong condition affecting gross and fine motor coordination in adults and children. In addition many may experience difficulties with organisational skills, memory, processing speed and in some cases speech. This makes it difficult for people with Dyspraxia/DCD to carry out everyday tasks others take for granted, such as handwriting, cooking, driving a car and organising daily life. ...read more