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Dyspraxia

Description

  • Dyspraxia is generally recognised to be an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement.
  • Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) is another term to describe Dyspraxia.
  • The term Dyspraxia comes from the word praxis which means 'doing, acting'.

Fact sheets

Training / Help

Support and advice can be obtained from;

  • Newbridge Outreach Service
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • SERC

Videos

Screenshot for video: Brain Highway

Brain Highway

Introductory Brain Highways video on the effects of poor sensory integration, particularly proprioception.

Screenshot for video: Dyspraxia awareness film- 5 mins

Dyspraxia awareness film- 5 mins

A short film made by the Dyspraxia Foundation  Newbridge Outreach can provide free training related to Dyspraxia Please contact us if you are interested.

Screenshot for video: Dyslexia - Co-occurring conditions - webinar very useful for CPD

Dyslexia - Co-occurring conditions - webinar very useful for CPD

In this webinar, Glenys Heap, Dyslexia Action's Director of CPD discusses the key issues related to learning difficulties frequently co-occurring with dyslexia such as dyspraxia, ADHD, etc.

Lesson Resources

Dyspraxia- hints and tips for PE

If you are unsure how to support students with Dyspraxia, this link takes you to a summary advice sheet prepared by The Dyspraxia Foundation.

http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/services/gu_pelessons.php

Learning Aids

Please offer me a seat badge

Please offer me a seat badge

Available from:

TfL have recently introduced a badge to help Adults and Children who may have difficulty standing/ waiting on all TfL transport. It is designed to be supportive for hidden disabilities and medical conditions. The badges are free- you do notneed…

Illustrations

Stickman Communication

Stickman Communication

Stickman Communications create brilliantly simple cards to help communicate a variety of conditions/ disabilities. They currently cover; * ASD * Sensory overload * Allergies  * Medical conditions  * Bowel and bladder conditions * Hypermobility and EDS * Migraine * Seizures * POTS /SVT * Visual impairment * Mental Health *…
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Dyspraxia symptoms

Dyspraxia symptoms

A simple clear illustration - maybe useful to print out and put in SEN room.
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Positive aspects of Dyspraxia

Positive aspects of Dyspraxia

This is a simple visual image showing the acknowledged positive aspects of Dyspraxia.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Family Resources

The Dyspraxia Foundation

Website: 
http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/
Description

The Dyspraxia Foundation is a country Wide charity, founded in 1987 as the Dyspraxia Trust by two mothers who met at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children.

The Dyspraxia Foundation, is based in Hitchin.

They answer approximately 10,000 enquiries and distributes more then 20,000 leaflets about the condition each year. 

The Foundation seeks every opportunity to increase understanding of Dyspraxia.

The website is very informative and is a great source of information for parents, teachers and young pupil.

Select ' About Dyspraxia' link and it will provide you with further links to

  • Dyspraxia at a glance- signs and symptoms
  • Dyspraxia in children ( all ages covered and specific advice for parents and schools)
  • Dyspraxia in adults
  • Dyspraxia factsheets and downloads
  • FAQ's

DANDA

Website: 
http://www.danda.org.uk/
Description

DANDA – the Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association has been set up for people with Dyspraxia, Asperger’s Syndrome, AD(H)D and other related conditions such as dyslexia and dyscalculia.

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA)

Phone: 
0845 658 1082
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Website: 
http://www.rda.org.uk
Description

Links to local groups that provide horse riding opportunities for your child, from simply stroking a horse to having proper riding lessons.