Matt Devonshire

Dyspraxia Awareness Week – Day 4 – Post-16 Fact Sheet

We continue our Wednesday focus on Further and Higher Education.

We’ve produced a fact sheet for anyone involved in Post-16 education (16+) with some hints, tips and advice and more!

As with all our fact sheets, Every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of items in our fact sheets, however users are urged to check independently on matters of specific interest. The Dyspraxia Foundation encourages the reproduction and distribution of this fact sheet. If portions of the text are cited, appropriate reference must be made. Fact sheets may not be reprinted for the purpose of resale ...read more

Dyspraxia Awareness Week – Day 4 – Case Study

How is it Day 4 of Awareness Week already? On Wednesday of Awareness Week 2019 we are focusing on Further and Higher Education.

#Dyspraxia19 continues with one of our popular case studies. Wednesday brings you the story of Grace, 23 from Somerset who was diagnosed with Dyspraxia at the age of 18. ...read more

Dyspraxia Awareness Week – Day 3 – Case Study

Day 3 of Dyspraxia Awareness Week continues.

We are also proud to share our third case study of the day, and our third so far this week! We sharing the voices of adults with dyspraxia in their own words. This case study is from Simon, 57 from London who wasn’t formally diagnosed until his 30s. ...read more

Dyspraxia Awareness Week – Day 2 – Case Study 2

Day 2 of Dyspraxia Awareness Week continues,  a reminder that we released our Adult Survey results today and we are calling for an equality of access to diagnostic assessments.

We are also proud to share our second case study of the day, and our third so far this week! We sharing the voices of adults with dyspraxia in their own words. This case study is from Robert, a 62 year old from Scotland who has yet to have a formal diagnosis of Dyspraxia. ...read more

Dyspraxia Awareness Week – Day 2 – Case Study

It’s Day 2 of Dyspraxia Awareness Week, if you haven’t noticed we released our Adult Survey results today and we are calling for an equality of access to diagnostic assessments.

We are also proud to share our second case study. Voices of adults with dyspraxia in their own words. This case study is from Alison, a 54 year old from Hampshire who got diagnosed in the Summer of 2018! ...read more

Dyspraxia in adults: a neglected and hidden disability

Third of Adults seeking an assessment for dyspraxia were told that their GP could not help


Campaign calls for equality of access to diagnostic assessments for adults likely to have dyspraxia

Dyspraxia Foundation this week announces findings from a new survey which reveals a startling inequality of access to diagnostic assessments for adults likely to have dyspraxia – a form of developmental coordination disorder that can also affect planning, organisation and speech.

Around 3% of the adult population are thought to have dyspraxia, but a lack of diagnostic pathways means that dyspraxia often remains unrecognised in people who were not diagnosed as children.

The nationwide survey of almost 1500 adults highlighted the frustrating and distressing impact of poor awareness of dyspraxia in adulthood and the lack of diagnostic pathways for people whose difficulties were not recognised as children. ...read more