On diagnosis – If your child has dyspraxia

If you have just found out that your child has dyspraxia, the first thing to do is … don’t panic. There are other people who understand what you are going through. There are also sources of information which can help you to handle the problems, now and in the future.

A first positive step may be to join a local support group of the Dyspraxia Foundation. Talking to other parents and meeting families in the same position as you can really help you to get difficulties into perspective. The Foundation holds regular conferences where parents meet and find out more about the condition. There are also email groups where parents, and people who have dyspraxia themselves, discuss their difficulties

The Foundation can supply you with books that answer your questions and publications that give practical hints and tips on handling daily life. This website can answer some of your questions – and please email us if you have others.