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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. ...read 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 https://www.justgiving.com/RFarrowSoloChannelSwim/ ...read more

CHARITY CHALLENGES BRITISH PUBLIC ABOUT ATTITUDES TOWARDS DYSPRAXIA

New survey looks at whether opinions have changed over the past 6 years

Thousands of children and adults living with the condition – dyspraxia – are still facing a future of being misunderstood and unfairly labelled, according to the results of a new survey, launched today (Monday 14 October, Dyspraxia Awareness Week). ...read more

Dyspraxia Foundation launches UK helpline

A unique national charity the Dyspraxia Foundation announced this week it will be launching a new helpline thanks to a major grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
The £166,265 grant to cover the next three years will enable the charity to reopen its helpline.

Two years ago the charity, based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire was forced to close the helpline after funding fell in the recession.

Michele Lee, Chair of the Dyspraxia Foundation said: “We are overjoyed with this funding which will mean we will be able to help the 12,000 people who come to us for urgent advice each year with a dramatically improved service over the next three years. ...read more

Dyspraxia in Adulthood Conference

DYSPRAXIA FOUNDATION

Stepping up: Improving the futures of adults with dyspraxia

Friday, 15th November 2013  10.00 am — 4.30 pm

The Ibis Hotel  Birmingham B5 4ST

A one day conference with an exciting programme of nationally recognised expert speakers covering the day to day issues that affect the lives of adults with dyspraxia. Ideal for anyone working with adults with dyspraxia, the conference will provide an essential practical approach to employment, access to higher education and obligations for the criminal justice system.Using case studies, the day will give an insight into strategies for success and help adults with dyspraxia maximise their true potential. The conference will close with an opportunity to pose questions to a panel of experts. ...read 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. ...read more