Greetings, salutations, and a very warm welcome to Dyspraxic Fantastic; my blog on Dyspraxia & Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Many thanks for stopping by!
Dyspraxia is a lifetime condition that impacts an individual’s life in several different ways. A task that is mundane or even simple to one person can actually be incredibly complex or even impossible for someone with Dyspraxia, tying shoelaces for an example. On the other hand, despite the setbacks and difficulties we face, we are individuals who can accomplish and contribute greatly, if given a chance.
For us to achieve our maximum potential is just understanding and adjustments from the classroom, workplace, family, and friends, etc. One of the greatest drawbacks of Dyspraxia is the awareness – it doesn’t get anywhere near the publicity and attention that its cousins do (i.e. Dyslexia and Autism) even though they affect just as many people. I created this
I created Dyspraxic Fantastic to help raise the awareness and acceptance of dyspraxia, to empower those who need it, and show that Dyspraxia can equal success.
A little bit about myself:
Howdy, I’m Robert. For the first 8 years of my life, I was confused and clumsy with no explanation, I had difficulties growing up without knowing why, complete with so many questions with no answers. Why was I different? Why was I more clumsy than other students? Then, suddenly, a switched was flipped and I had an answer: Dyspraxia. I was 9 when I got it diagnosed and it helped answer some questions, but then it created more answerless questions. Even though I had this label it didn’t help getting me the adequate support throughout school – it was often just ignored or brushed aside.
I was embarrassed to have something that I, nor anyone around me, fully understood. Growing up I had a complicated journey of mistreatment, misunderstanding, and misguidance and I feel it didn’t need to be like that. My story is not unique by any means and there are many others out there who have experienced, are experiencing, or will experience a similar story.
My half brother presented the opportunity for me to kickstart my own blog site, and I almost decided to do it on Thunderbirds! Dyspraxia is what I chose because it was the perfect opportunity to impact Dyspraxia in a way that was lacking while I was growing up. With the Dyspraxia Foundation and individuals doing their part. Dyspraxia will finally get the recognition it deserves. Dyspraxic Fantastic is go!
I hope this site benefits you, and I am always looking to improve or add to my blog – so any feedback or comments you have then please send it to me.
Dyspraxic Fantastic’s S.P.E.L.L. Mission:
It isn’t all doom and gloom with Dyspraxia and there are positive sides, but these positives are often overshadowed by the stigma of a label and the frustrating difficulties we face. I created this blog for 5 reasons:
S – Spread the word of Dyspraxia/DCD. Show it’s existence and up the awareness.
P – Provide information on Dyspraxia for people who need it; whether it be employers, parents, individuals, or even the king of Spain.
E – Explain several ways of support, overcome obstacles or at the very least a point in the right direction.
L – Link up with others who have blogs, websites, social networks, vlogs (video blogs), etc. to create a huge network of resource and information.**
L – Lighten the darkness of Dyspraxia with funny quips, jokes and memes (catch phrases of the internet!)
(*If you have a site, blog, social network, etc for Dyspraxia send me a link and I’ll add it to the growing list!)
Thank-you for visiting my site and I hope this will be a fruitful insight into the world of Dyspraxia and DCD
Robert (Blog Author)
“ Running up the down escalator”
~ Dyspraxic Fantastic
About this blog
What makes my blog a little different from other blogs is that I use pages instead of posts to display the majority of my content. I post rarely and when I do normally it’s an update to a page or an event linking into Dyspraxia. I’m always looking to improve the content and update as time passes. I have implemented several tools to help this blog user-friendliness:
On the various pages of my blog you may see a ‘PLAY’ button at the beginning of a paragraph. Clicking the button will have the text read out loud for you, clicking the button again will stop it.
While in the planning stages of my blog I wanted special buttons that could allow a user to change the format of this site to make it easier to read. If you click the blue icon in the top right corner a menu will slide out. Feel free to test out the various settings. Any changes to the site will only affect your viewing.
Clicking ‘RESET SETTINGS’ will revert the site back to normal.
Where to go first?
Dyspraxic Fantastic is a site where I jam pack as much Dyspraxia related content as I can possibly muster. If you’re wondering where to start from try one of the following links:
I have gained knowledge from my own experience and other resources. Any knowledge gained from resources has been re-worded my way; this is not only to make my Blog more personal and not a copy paste job but it can also help by reading it from a different angle. If you directly use the information from this blog for your own projects I would appreciate if you could credit my blog! (just a link will be great!)
This information on my blog is to help get Dyspraxia better known. For Dyspraxics themselves, you can learn more about Dyspraxia. Also, the Blog offers support and guidance as for those who are seeking information. In this Blog can be used to support and help a Dyspraxic out!
Please share with friends, peers and anyone you think will benefit!
Any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch: