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Dyspraxia Foundation

The Dyspraxia Foundation defines dyspraxia as:- 'Dyspraxia, a form of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination, in children and adults. While DCD is often regarded as an umbrella term to cover motor coordination difficulties, dyspraxia refers to those people…

The Dyspraxia Foundation defines dyspraxia as:- 'Dyspraxia, a form of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination, in children and adults. While DCD is often regarded as an umbrella term to cover motor coordination difficulties, dyspraxia refers to those people who have additional problems planning, organising and carrying out movements in the right order in everyday situations. Dyspraxia can also affect articulation and speech, perception and thought.' (Dyspraxia Foundation 2013)

Although dyspraxia may be diagnosed at any stage of life, increasing numbers of children are identified as having the condition.

Early recognition of dyspraxia will enable early intervention and practical steps to help your child to achieve their potential. Children whose dyspraxia is identified at an early stage are less likely to have problems with acceptance by their peers and with lowered self-esteem.

When children become teenagers their problems may change as social and organisational difficulties become more pressing.

The Dyspraxia Foundation can help and support you and your child through its services and publications.

Who to contact

Telephone
01462 454986 (Helpline open Mon-Fri 9am-1pm)
E-mail
info@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk
Website
Dyspraxia Foundation
Notes

Our helpline is available to help you with problems and issues you may encounter; offering help and advice to people with dyspraxia, parents, carers and families about or on the subject of dyspraxia.

Where to go

Address
The Dyspraxia Foundation, 8
West Alley
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
Postcode
SG5 1EG

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Helpline open Mon-Fri (9am - 1pm)
Time of day
Morning

Other Details

Additional Information

Providing services to
Children
Young people
Disabled children/young people
Adults

Last checked on 08/12/2020

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