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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 motor skills. more

Robert Farrow swims the English Channel to raise awareness of dyspraxia and funds for the Dyspraxia Foundation!

Congratulations to Robert Farrow who swam the English Channel today (02.09.14) to raise awareness of dyspraxia and funds for the Dyspraxia Foundation! Robert completed his marathon swim in just 12 hours and 57mins – what an achievement !!!
Why did Robert chose to support the Dyspraxia Foundation? “Because this condition personally affects me. I understand what it feels like to be a small child and not be picked for the football team. To have poor balls skills, handwriting and find many activities hard, not for want of trying!
As an adult my luck has changed. I’ve really found my feet in the sport of open water swimming and want to achieve at the highest level. I suppose I do have a point to prove, that point being that everyone has something they can excel at with the right attitude and hard work.”
We have been tracking his process throughout the day and It’s not too late to donate to Roberts page on Justgiving more

New study looking at motor coordination among children

Participants required for new study looking at training the eye-movements of children with movement coordination difficulties.

Researchers in the Sport and Health Science department at the University of Exeter are running a project examining the motor coordination of children who suffer from movement difficulties. The project is funded by the Waterloo Foundation, and tests the benefits of an intervention that may help to improve motor coordination among children. more