Howdy followers and friends!
This week marks the time when it becomes absolutely acceptable to promote Dyspraxia and DCD far and wide. So don’t be afraid to share any content fired around from the Dyspraxia Foundation or the various bloggers and vloggers.
Dyspraxia and DCD affects the same amount of people as Dyslexia does, however, Dyspraxia remains fairly unknown. The biggest problem is the media, you don’t hear about many people with Dyspraxia, real life or fictional – except Daniel Radcliffe who has helped promote Dyspraxia greatly within the last few years.
But what is Dyspraxia/DCD (Developmental C0-ordination Disorder)?
It is a life term condition that can affect certain day-to-day activities such as:
Co-ordination, Speech & Language, Social Skills, Processing, Planning & Organisation, Emotions, Physical & Stamina and Sensory.
10% of the UK population has Dyspraxia – 2% of those have it severely
Dyspraxia occurs 2-4x more likely to occur in males than females
5% of Children in the UK have Dyspraxia
1980s – The year the term ‘Dyspraxia’ is first used
Bonus Fact! Dyspraxia, in theory, has been known for about 100 years!
Dyspraxia Foundation Site
Dyspraxia Foundation Youth Site
Dyspraxia & DCD Awareness Page (Additional Info)
Dyspraxia & DCD Page (More in-depth information)
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