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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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FIVE COPING MECHANISMS FOR DEALING WITH SHORT-TERM MEMORY ISSUES

Every dyspraxic knows what it’s like to lose your keys five times a day or forget someone’s name as soon as you’ve heard it. Poor short-term memory is a big challenge but there are plenty of ways to get around it. 5) The Invisible Security Guard The number of wallets, phones and sets of keys […]

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DYSPRAXIA: RUNNING WITH A METAPHOR

When I first realised I was Dyspraxic it was a huge eye opener to me, I began to view the things I found a daily challenge in a whole new light, the self-blame is attached to my struggle almost evaporated. For much of my life I lived it with a sense of victimhood. I felt […]

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5 WAYS TO HELP DYSPRAXICS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Every child has difficulties when starting primary school, but dyspraxic children can have even more trouble than usual when beginning their journey through the education system. Remembering bags and equipment, completing homework on time and even getting dressed can all be problematic for dyspraxics and add up to create a lot of extra stress. But […]

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10 THINGS I’D GO BACK AND TELL A 10 YEAR OLD ME

Sophie shares with us 10 things she would love to go back in time and tell a 10 year old version of herself about living with Dyspraxia in adulthood.

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OPINION: CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND SENSORY ISSUES.

In a personal opinion piece, Amy tells us about her sensory issues and Christmas shopping do not mix well and how she believes the high street can and should do more.

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THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH: STEPHEN MORRIS, PARALYMPIC RUNNER

We chatted to Stephen Morris a Paralympian runner and a Dyspraxic who raced at the London 2012 Paralympic Games as a proud member of team GB

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DYSPRAXIA AND THE POWER OF CREATIVITY

There is a strong correlation between people with dyspraxia and creativity. I, for one am very creative and always have been. From the moment I could hold a crayon, I was drawing anyone and anything I could. I had little to no interest in reading like my sister, who was only one year older than […]

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RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER EXPLORES POSSIBLE CAUSES OF DYSPRAXIA

Kate Allen from the University of Exeter tells us about a new study of 8-12 year olds with Dyspraxia to explore possible causes of the condition.

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10 POSSIBLE GIFT IDEAS FOR A DYSPRAXIC

Kate from Canada shares some Christmas gift ideas that might be particularly well received by someone with Dyspraxia.

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