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Dyspraxia & Anxiety – A year long perspective

I’m starting this post on the first anniversary of receiving the report of my assessment for Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), the clinical term for dyspraxia. My report was very conclusive:
 ‘He demonstrated great difficulties with coordinating gross motor skills, fine motor skills, balance, visual-motor skills and sensory processing. These significantly impact on his ability to participate […]

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At a young age I was diagnosed with dyspraxia, I think around the age of six or seven. Dyspraxia is a condition affecting physical co-ordination. It affects many areas of life and in particular fine and gross motor coordination, it though doesn’t affect ones intelligence. It can have a big affect on participation and functioning […]

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Dyspraxia & Elections

They say running for public office is one of the hardest things you can do. You need to be brave enough to put your name on the ballot, thick-skinned to deal with the abuse that you may get and have the wisdom of King Solomon to deal with the variety of issues that you will […]

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The Burnout – Dyspraxia and Mental Health

I’ve previously talked about my academic development and the effects that dyspraxia had on my journey. I am now 7 months on from my graduation and 9 months on from submitting my thesis so this will be a personal account on how my post-education experience has been.   Recently I’ve found myself to be mentally […]

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Dyspraxia and Self-Esteem

You do something well, and somebody congratulates you. “It was just luck, a fluke,” you say.   You try something else but it doesn’t work out. “Typical. I screwed up again. I’m always messing things up!” you tell yourself.   Your friend tries something, and it doesn’t work out for them. Do you say the […]

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This piece was written by our lovely Irish contributor Sophie and first published on her fantastic facebook page ‘Personal Training with Dyspraxia’ which chronicles are adventures in the gym.   GROSS MOTOR CO-ORDINATION SKILLS (LARGE MOVEMENTS): Poor balance. Difficulty in riding a bicycle, going up and down hills Poor posture and fatigue. Difficulty in standing […]

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This article was supposed to be about something completely different. I had some other ideas,but nothing was making it onto the page!I was struggling with a complete lack of motivation. In the end, I decided to instead tell you about what was bothering me so much: The death of my cat. Ramirez had been with […]

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Download our ‘What is Dyspraxia/DCD’ awareness poster

You can now download our ‘What Is Dyspraxia/DCD’ poster. Feel free to download, print it off and use as you like. Here’s to more people learning about Dyspraxia and the huge variety of potential traits. dyspraxia poster

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1.  In the years before I had a clue what Dyspraxia was, my twin brother commented as I munched on a sandwich. He said I was eating it with the concentration and focus of someone trying to dismantle a bomb. To the untrained eye, there’s not much that goes into eating a BLT. To me, […]

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Throwing my hat out of the ring

This is a very personal post, but it is one I would like to share with you all. On Friday the 7th June 2019, I decided to throw my hat out of the ring. Yes, I went to university, to sign the papers, to withdraw from teacher training. I was studying for a Postgraduate Diploma […]

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