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We launch this years awareness week with a story from Becky and supporting her 13 year old daughter
Our daughter C initially needed most support in relation to her delayed speech – she only said a couple of words until she was nearly 5. Makaton signing including the TV programme ‘Something Special’ was a Godsend! Working with a humorous and creative speech and language therapist was very helpful. Getting a diagnosis was harder as it became clear that she also had difficulties doing physical things quickly such as standing up from a chair at nursery and learning complex tasks such as tying shoe laces (something she has now learned but has probably forgotton again). It’s all too easy to regard her as lazy or unmotivated but her enthusiasm and curiosity are an inspiration, especially for discovering new places.
Coordination dynamics in adults and children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder
At Oxford Brookes University we are looking for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder/dyspraxia aged from 9-15years to take part in our study. We are interested in exactly how children co-ordinate different parts of their body, their arms with their legs with their trunk etc. To do this we are asking families to come along to our lab at Oxford Brookes and to have their movement recorded while performing a fun pedalling task.
As initially reported by entertainment website DigitalSpy the new season of Doctor Who has a character with Dyspraxia.The first episode of the new series, ‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth‘, which premieres on Sunday 7th October (during Dyspraxia Awareness Week) reveals that Ryan (played by Tosin Cole) has dyspraxia.
Speaking at the launch of Doctor Who‘s new series in Sheffield, Chris Chibnall (Lead writer and series producer) said: “We did a lot of research into that, we worked with the Dyspraxia Foundation… it was important, because people live with these things.
Thank you for agreeing in principle to help with media and publicity work for Dyspraxia Awareness in 2018. This year Dyspraxia Foundation will be focusing on raising awareness of supporting young people aged 11-18 years. This form, which is private and confidential, will help us to know more about you and your experiences as a parent supporting a young person living with dyspraxia.
Jamie Lambert, member of music-theatre and Britain’s Got Talent winners group Collabro and Dyspraxia Foundation Patron, discusses dyspraxia and why you should get involved in the Dyspraxia Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Appeal.
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Join us for a very special Dyspraxia Foundation fundraiser to celebrate 30 years as a charity in our home town of Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
Swinging with the Rat Pack
Features The Definitive Rat Pack with Stephen Triffitt as Frank Sinatra, Mark Adams as Dean Martin and George Daniel Long as Sammy Davis Jr – the original cast from the West End Show ‘The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas’
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Supporting the emotional needs of young people with dyspraxia/DCD (2018) – a parents’ view
Dyspraxia Awareness Week (7 – 13th October) this year focusses on supporting the emotional needs of young people with dyspraxia/DCD. To help raise awareness of the emotional impact of dyspraxia and the support needed to promote good mental health we are launching a survey to highlight the difficulties faced by those with this often misunderstood condition.
We are looking forward to welcoming over 150 delegates to our 30th Anniversary Conference – taking place on Saturday 23rd June at our wonderful hosts Norton Rose Fulbright in Central London.
Everyone who has booked a place will have received an e-mail and those who have chosen a digital delegate pack will be able to download their pack from our website now. Those who have requested a paper copy will receive their pack when registering at the venue. Doors open at 10.00am, the nearest mainline station is London Bridge, the entrance to the venue is on Tooley Street.