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So, how does your Dyspraxia make itself felt? It can be difficult for the non-dyspraxic not to fall into the trap of saying, “aaah, clumsy child syndrome” and making a blanket assessment of need on that basis.

What we need in an education setting is a much finer level of detail, in each and every case.  For some, gross motor skills are deceptively strong or it could just be that you’ve practiced so hard no one appreciates the levels of concentration and effort you must put in to throw a ball, ride a bike, balance a child in one arm and the shopping on the other.  In other cases, it’s all about verbal dyspraxia – talking fluently without getting your tongue tied can seem like an impossible feat.  Maybe you find holding a pencil tremendously tiring but never smash yourself into a doorway as you pass.

We’d love to hear some of the details about how your dyspraxia affects your day-to-day life and, in particular, learning.  What helps you organise your thoughts? How do you get yourself to lessons on time.  How can your tutors give you a helping hand?

This blog is growing into a repository of tricks, tips and helpful information from the perspective of Dyspraxics about how to make education a better and more fulfilling experience.

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