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The Dyspraxia Landscape

As a community we’re really diverse and no two of us are exactly the same. We’re affected differently and to varying degrees by a condition that is the very devil to define and describe (especially so given our condition). We’ve all trodden different paths to get to where we are. Having lived with dyspraxia and […]

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Dyspraxia Diagnosis; would you? Should you?

I’ve always felt ‘different’, often a bit of an outsider looking in, and never really understood why. At school, I found that when left doing something such as reading or research, basically anything working alone, I’d be happy, but when faced with the ritual humiliation of P.E. classes or group activities I felt like I […]

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DYSPRAXIA IN FEMALES: A LOOK AT UNDER-DIAGNOSIS

Amy Boland It was a hot summer’s day in May 2006 when I had finished my final SATS paper, I blew the steam away from my pencil and gazed outside, my eyes opening wide at the prospect of a lovely, bright summer awaiting, no more exams and no homework, bliss! Or so one would think, […]

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WHY THE PUSH FOR DYSPRAXIA AWARENESS IS SO IMPORTANT

I was recently invited to attend the “Is it me of my DCD?” summit held by Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland and I met some very interesting people. One common theme I found with this event was how long it has taken a lot of people with dyspraxia to find out what dyspraxia is.   One amazing woman […]

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DYSPRAXIA & ME

I was officially diagnosed around the age of 10 year old, extensive tests, scans and consultations to determine what was “wrong” with me. As a child it’s daunting, you are going through things that other people your age are not, it’s important to remember that most people going through this now will remember these experiences […]

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HOW I MADE SENSE AT 31

I was 31 years old when I was diagnosed with Dyspraxia. Not as late as some, but certainly not soon enough for anyone, by any stretch! The reason why I found out at that age is because as I turned 30 I decided to go back to University, and study a Masters in Film History. […]

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