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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.
If you are a parent of a ‘child’ including those over the age of 18 years, please complete the survey for the relevant age group of your child. It should take no longer than 20 mins and your contribution will help us publish useful findings as part of our national week long campaign.
Please complete: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/N6RGHD9
Dyspraxia Foundation carries out an annual survey to explore an issue of concern to our members, focusing on a different age-group each year (pre-school children, those of primary and secondary age and adults). Parenting stress is raised frequently by people contacting our helpline while youth members often tell us about the valuable support parents provide for their emotional well-being.
Our 2018 survey was designed to explore parents’ role in supporting the well-being of people with dyspraxia of all ages and to find out whether the need for emotional support from parents continues as young people make the transition to adulthood. We will use the survey findings to develop information and resources to help parents in this role. Our survey 2019 will focus on adults and we would welcome suggests for topics to cover next year.