Supporting individuals and families affected by dyspraxia/DCD


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What Is Dyspraxia?

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Tom’s story

I was born on August 31st meaning that I started school when I had only just turned 4. Bearing in mind that I am dyspraxic this made the start of life at school challenging. I repeated reception and quickly fell behind other pupils. Fortunately, a teaching assistant who I worked very well with and showed …

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Rosie's story

Rosie’s story

Ever since I was a child, difference has always surrounded me. I’ve always been very tall and if you add to that a mix of clumsiness and lack of coordination, it made me stand out like a sore thumb. I was always the one who was last at sports day, the person nobody wanted on …

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Maxine's story

Maxine’s story

From an early age, there was a sense something might not be quite right with me. I was an exceptionally premature baby and needed several life-saving operations. At primary school, although I was an avid reader, children who hadn’t spoken to me thought I was stupid.

Kieran's Story

Kieran’s story

I was born twenty-seven years ago and my first couple of years at primary school were very difficult as I couldn’t do the cutting and arty things you do at that age.  Strangely enough, I had good balance, although little ball control skills!

Gills story

Gill’s story

Joe was born normally at the right time and he seemed to be developing well although he was a little slow to walk. It was his speech that alerted me to the fact that he might have a problem, but I was told repeatedly that he would ‘catch up’ and not to worry.

Emma’s story as a mum

Emma’s story as a mum

Straight away I can that I firmly believe the difficulties Kat has faced have helped her to become a wonderful, caring and empathetic person. She believes she has no self-confidence and very often she will think she is ‘nothing special’

Emma Lewell-Buck MP

Emma the MP

I was elected as the MP for South Shields in 2013. As far as I know I am the first Member of Parliament to ever talk publicly about their dyspraxia. I’m sure there are others who have sat in Parliament before me with dyspraxia, but they either weren’t aware that they had the condition or …

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