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(Cancelled) – Dyspraxia/DCD Through the Ages Conference, Leicester, 30th November

With regret we’ve had to cancel this conference due to a low uptake. Please see this page for further information. Join us for a full days conference for parents, professionals and anyone with an interest in dyspraxia/DCD, either personally or professionally (or both!). Learn about ‘DCD Through the Ages from Research to Practice‘ with Professor …

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Dyspraxia Foundation Trustee, Jonathan Levy tells us about his working life as a young man with dyspraxia/DCD #dyspraxiaweek

  25-year-old Jonathan Levy lives in Warrington in Cheshire. As someone with dyspraxia, Jonathan has always been slower than most in reaching milestones but persisted with a positive and resilient attitude, and since June 2013 has served as a trustee of the Dyspraxia Foundation. Jonathan takes every opportunity to raise awareness of dyspraxia and in …

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Dyspraxia Foundation’s Response to Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey

This is the Dyspraxia Foundation’s a response to the following survey results Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey paints a bleak picture of the mental health of the nation http://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/adult-psychiatric-morbidity-survey-paints-a-bleak-picture-of-the-mental-health-of-the-nation/#.V-0qOvArK1t DCD/Dyspraxia is a common condition affecting fine motor coordination, organisational skills, processing speed and, in some cases speech. These difficulties make it difficult for people to carry …

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Statement from the Dyspraxia Foundation following the BBC report on Special Educational Needs provision (September 1 2016)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37047055?S We are concerned by the findings of a recent poll of teaching staff, suggesting that pupils with Special Educational Needs lack vital support. These findings are particularly concerning given that children identified as having dyspraxia/DCD do not automatically receive support under the government’s disability code of practice for schools introduced in 2014. The challenges …

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Response from the Dyspraxia Foundation following the Daily Telegraph report “Diagnosed too early” (September 2 2016)

A report published in the Daily Telegraph has expressed concern that learning difficulties are being over diagnosed in children who start school with poor movement skills due to lack of practice at home. The Dyspraxia Foundation believes that all pre-school children should be encouraged to participate in a range of movement opportunities to develop their …

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