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Dypraxia

Dyspraxia is known as Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) or Adult Coordination Disorder (ADC); it is a neurological condition that affects a person's motor coordination and planning.

Strengths can include 

  • creativity

  • problem-solving skills

  • resilience

  • empathy

  • adaptability

  • communication

  • leadership

Key challenges can include

  • difficulties with motor skills (both fine and gross)

  • coordination, balance,  posture, spatial awareness challenges

  • sensory processing difficulties

  • organization - a mental mirror of lacking coordination

  • speech - finding and formulating words

  • social interactions - due to awkwardness, mostly

  • academic tasks - mental fatigue, processing, brain fog

  • managing constant fatigue 

  • maintaining self-esteem - feeling foolish and insignificant

  • handling anxiety

Effective physical measures can include self-understanding and targeted exercise, early intervention, relevant therapies, such as occupational therapy, to improve motor skills and develop strategies to cope with daily challenges. Measures for cognitive dyspraxia include targeted study skills and regular rest periods.

Lived experiences

We have gathered some examples of neurodivergent people's experiences and needs and how we can help support them.

 

Click on the box and then on each tab in turn. 

Please note: strengths and weaknesses are not gender specific.

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I am dyspraxic

My name is Angel. In my family and friendship circle I am well-known for being clumsy but I never knew I was dyspraxic until I had difficulties with my undergraduate assignments.
I did not know a person could have cognitive dyspraxia.

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I am dyspraxic

My name is Max. I own a successful organisation providing home care. I am seeking a medical diagnosis of dyspraxia but cannot find a qualified health practitioner. 

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