WHAT IS DYSPRAXIA?
My Journey with Dyspraxia
The Dyspraxia Foundation classifies Dyspraxia as an impairment or immaturity, of the organisation of movement. In the United Kingdom it is thought that as many as one in ten people may have Dyspraxia to varying and lesser degrees and around 2% of the population has severe Dyspraxia. In the USA, Dyspraxia is known as Developmental Coordination Disorder and impacts around 6% of the population. Men are 4 times more likely to have Dyspraxia than women and Dyspraxia often tends to run in families. People who have Dyspraxia will typically have a range of difficulties which will vary from challenges with coordination, organisational skills, remembering instructions and socialising with others. Many people with Dyspraxia, prefer to think of themselves as different. They will cite that their different skills and strengths are an advantage to society and the workplace.