Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2018 – Case Study – Deborah

Deborah talks about her experience of supporting her 16 year old son

My son was diagnosed with dyspraxia at the early age of 5. Once diagnosed we had fantastic help from a wonderful Occupational Therapist. We did have to change primary schools as the first school were insisting that my son was naughty for not doing his work, when they weren’t presenting it to him in a way that he could easily understand. After the change in school, my son flourished, so much so that he passed the selective test for our local Grammar School. ...read more

Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2018 – Case Study – Becky

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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. ...read more

Research Participants: Oxford Brookes University

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. ...read more

New series of Doctor Who reveals character with Dyspraxia

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. ...read more

Dyspraxia Awareness Week – Case Studies

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. ...read more

**SOLD OUT** Dyspraxia Foundation Presents .. Swinging with the Rat Pack!

** Now Sold Out **

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’ ...read more

IT Notice: E-Mail System Upgrade

Over the next 72 hours we are upgrading our e-mail systems to better serve our community and streamline the efficency at our head office. We expect no issues, and we believe no e-mail messages sent to us over the next few days will be lost, but please bear with us during this period of transition. If there are any complications we will post this on our website and via social media. ...read more

Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2018 Survey

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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. ...read more