Dyspraxia also called DCD(Developmental Co-ordination Disorder) is an incredibly common but poorly understood and often missed condition.
Dyspraxia or DCD is a complex, medical condition which not only affects a child’s co-ordination but also many other areas for example, perception, sensory processing, organisation and handwriting. It has a profound impact on the child in all areas of life from learning in school, playing football, making friends and even sleeping at night.
Surprisingly, the number of children with dyspraxia, is high, yet the awareness, even amongst key professionals remains poor. Approximately 6% of children aged between 5-11 years are affected with 2% being severely affected. Our online training for schools & parent workshops, will tell you everything you need to know about dyspraxia and how to support these children.
Whilst most teachers have heard of dyspraxia, few have receieved training in how to recognise and support the children in their class with the condition. Termed a “Hidden ” condition, without training it’s difficult for teachers and professionals to identify these children who are in every class of 30.
10% of children have dyslexia and most teachers will have had training in dyslexia
1% of children have autistic spectrum disorder and most teachers will have had training in autism
6% of children have dyspraxia (DCD) and yet few teachers have received training in the condition
“We don’t need much, just teachers who understand dyspraxia.” Ben aged 14 years
DID YOU KNOW?
EVERY class has between 1 and 3 children with dyspraxia
Most children with the condition are in mainstream education
A high number of children with dyspraxia have co-occuring conditions or Specific Learnng Difficulties such as dyslexia, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Speech and Language difficulties, to name the more common ones
Most of the support strategies are free and take little time but have a big impact for the child