Spring ball 2016

Spring ball 2016

A fabulous evening and a way to support the work of the Foundation so get your posh frocks/dinner jackets ready

Helpline poster campaign

Helpline poster campaign

Help spread the word about the Dyspraxia Foundation and how we can help

Awareness Funky feet

Awareness Funky feet

October 11th to 17th with Funky Friday on 16th so get your colours ready

Membership - Join us today

Membership - Join us today

Join the Dyspraxia Foundation and help us to make a difference

Dyspraxia on film (and on CBeebies)

Dyspraxia on film (and on CBeebies)

Films about living with dyspraxia and the BBC series of Tree Fu Tom


Our Helpline is now open

We are delighted to have our Helpline up and running again, offering help and advice to adults, parents, carers and families on and about Dyspraxia. The Helpline is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

call 01462 454986

Dyspraxia: Dyspraxic Adults Surviving in a Non-Dyspraxic World: A Dyspraxia Foundation Adult Support Group Publication [Kindle Edition]

Authors Janet Taylor (Editor), Mary Morris (Editor) Kindle Price: £9.99 includes VAT & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet

A review received within 24 hrs of publishing

“Brilliant book, excellent read, really useful and interesting.

Truly recommend x”

Buy your copy here

Dyspraxic Adults book coverThis book, written by and for adults with dyspraxia offers a wealth of information and practical strategies to address the daily challenges experienced by adults with dyspraxia in all areas of life. Previously considered a disorder of childhood, dyspraxia (also known as developmental coordination disorder) is now recognised to affect individuals across the lifespan. Despite this, awareness and understanding of dyspraxia in adulthood is limited. To address this gap in knowledge the editors of this book, who both have dyspraxia, set up an on-line discussion group for adult dyspraxics to share their experiences and coping strategies. Their aim was to write a book that focused on the issues that matter to adult dyspraxics, share coping strategies and provide reassurance to other adult dyspraxics that they are not alone in experiencing life as they do.

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Research Participants Required Nottingham University

Project Title

An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the experiences of children with Dyspraxia in UK secondary schools

Project Description

The aim of my research is to find out what the experiences of secondary school aged children with Dyspraxia are in the UK. In order to do this, I hope to speak with children with Dyspraxia who are aged between 11 and 17 years old about their everyday experiences in school and how they feel their Dyspraxia affects them. As little is known about how a child experiences their Dyspraxia, and even less is known about how they experience school, it is hoped that this project will contribute new knowledge about how it is for children in the UK who have Dyspraxia….

please click on these links for information

Dyspraxia – Child information sheet 2015

Dyspraxia – Parental information sheet 2015


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Dyspraxia Foundation launches NEW resource: Managing Anxiety - Advice Sheet for adults and teenagers

Anxiety is a common and recurring theme amongst people with dyspraxia – a Dyspraxia Foundation survey in 2014 found that 40% of people with dyspraxia aged 13-19 years felt anxious ‘all the time’. Anxiety is the term we use to describe feelings of unease, fear or worry. It is a normal response to a frightening or unknown situation such as attending a job interview or preparing for exams. Feelings of anxiety can range from feeling slightly nervous to something completely debilitating unless it is recognised and managed appropriately……..

download this free resource here Managing Anxiety for teens and adults

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Dyspraxia Awareness Week launch at Parliament

Emma Lewell-Buck MP and the Dyspraxia Foundationawareness week logo

Host a reception in the Thames Pavilion, Houses of Parliament

On Wednesday, 14th October to mark

Dyspraxia Awareness Week (11 – 17 October 2015)

Dyspraxia – is it a battle of the sexes?

Guest speakers:      Emma Lewell-Buck MP and Pat Glass MP

The Dyspraxia Foundation extends its appreciation to our sponsors Norton Rose Fulbright

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New Dyspraxia Foundation logo incorporates DCD

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The Dyspraxia Foundation updated the definition of dyspraxia earlier this year to incorporate the current terminology of Developmental Coordination Disorder (D.C.D.) used internationally by researchers and in the medical profession.   The Trustees felt that the Dyspraxia Foundation should use the term within the logo to ensure consistency and to reflect the fact that the terms are often used interchangeably.

Incorporating DCD will also ensure that when people are searching DCD on a web browser, the Dyspraxia foundation will feature in their findings, thus increasing our visibility to the wider world……….

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The Dyspraxia Foundation launches NEW factsheet in response to a nationwide survey

Personal care hints for girlsDyspraxia — Personal care hints and tips for girls/women

Some issues are different for girls than for guys. As each person with dyspraxia has a unique profile of strengths and difficulties, the strategies that work will vary from individual to individual.

We hope you find some new ideas here!

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Dyspraxia Awareness Week (11-17 October) - A message to the press from celebrity patron, Jamie Lambert


Jamie LambertMost people take for granted the fact that they can do simple tasks such as walking up and down stairs, getting dressed, throwing a ball or even mastering the art of handwriting! However, for the thousands of adults and children in the UK living with Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder, day-to-day life can be a real struggle.

Dyspraxia (or, DCD) is a very misunderstood condition. Once cruelly (and incorrectly) labelled ‘clumsy child syndrome’, it affects up to six percent of the UK population – that’s around 2 children in every class.

However, it shouldn’t get in the way of you achieving your goals! I believe that I’m example of this, as I am proud to be part of the band “Collabro” who won ITV’s prime entertainment show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’……….

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Dyspraxia Foundation Launches Survey Results


Urgent call from national charity for greater awareness of dyspraxia among females as new survey shows they may be “slipping through the net”

New findings released today [Monday 12 October 2015] have revealed a significant gap in the diagnosis – and therefore, treatment – of dyspraxia, otherwise known as developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), amongst young women and girls.

The nationwide poll1 , commissioned by the Dyspraxia Foundation, reported that over half (53%) of all female respondents said that their primary school teachers were unaware of their difficulties (compared to just 39% of the males questioned). 47% of teenage girls reported the same situation in secondary school, as opposed to 32% of males.

Experts from the Dyspraxia Foundation – the only national charity in the UK dedicated to raising awareness of the condition – believe such findings may reflect teachers’ perceptions of dyspraxia as a largely “male” disorder, leaving girls often overlooked in the classroom. It may also be possible that girls with dyspraxia are simply better at masking their difficulties by putting in extra effort and recruiting the assistance of friends to help them cope……..

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Dyspraxia Awareness Week 11th - 17th October

A video reminder of Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2014 in the run up to this year’s campaign. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51vNs_gAT1c Look out for news of activities, events and media coverage on our homepage throughout the coming week


16th October

5.30pm – 7.30pm meet other Adults with Dyspraxia/DCD at the Dyspraxia Foundation Middlesex social meet up on  in Starbucks Coffee shop Uxbridge( just outside Uxbridge tube station)  please let us know if you can come   email [email protected]

8pm The Bricklayers Arms in Laxton are holding a charity quiz and raffle  Come dressed up in your colourful clothes and have some fun great food and fun. Lovely raffle prizes, including hand painted Christmas cards, a hand felted picture, beauty voucher, hair products, bubbly. a meal for four people and more!!!!!


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Dyspraxia Awareness Week Blog Spot

Awareness Week has prompted many of our supporters to reach for their pen/laptop and share their experiences with us – if you have any to add, please let us know [email protected]

Rosie Edmondson: Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2015 – So what is dyspraxia?


Natalie Williams: Dyspraxia Awareness Week – 10 facts about dyspraxia


Misspraxic (an anonymous university student with Dyspraxia and other hidden specific learning difficulties) ; Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2015 – being at university with dyspraxia and how you can support a friend


Robert E Hodge: Dyspraxia & DCD Awareness Page


Alice Hewson: Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2015: Organisation and the transition from University to the world of work


Rachel Stratton Canwell: Herding Moggies – A Life With dyspraxia:  Awareness why raise it??


Rosie Edmondson with Kerry and Phoebe Pace: reframing dyspraxia more positively

. http://thinkoutsideofthecardboardbox.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/dyspraxia-awarness-week-2015-reframing.html

Rosie Edmondson: Dyspraxic Women, chaotic world






Eben Fletcher-why they need to know 4 sports coaches


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The Dyspraxia Foundation launches Dyspraxia Awareness Week from 11th until 17th October 2015 to incorporate Funky Friday on 16th!  

Help raise awareness of dyspraxia during the week long campaign or join us to celebrate FUNKY FRIDAY on 16th and dress funky, colorful or just plain quirky.

It’s not too late to contact us for a Funky Friday pack on 01462 455016 or email [email protected]  for leaflets, balloons and posters!

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See our homepage for our latest news throughout the week and change your profile on social media to show your support.

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Join the conversation on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/dyspraxiafoundation

Follow us on Twitter   https://twitter.com/DYSPRAXIAFDTN 

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Local charity gives its “stamp of approval” as it pledges to post out new book to over 200 schools

The Dyspraxia Foundation teams up with local Rotary Club to distribute specialist book to promote awareness of the condition

Hitchin-based charity, the Dyspraxia Foundation is delighted to announce that over 200 schools in the Hertfordshire area will be receiving a free, educational resource for the start of next term!

The delightfully fun yet touching and insightful book, “You’re so clumsy, Charley” (written by Jane Binnion – an author who herself has been diagnosed with dyspraxia) will be mailed out to 225 primary schools thanks to a grant from Hitchin Tilehouse Rotary Club, with a further £1,000 matched funding from the District Rotary Foundation.

youre so clumsy charleyThe cartoon-style book – which follows the daily challenges of Charley, young boy with dyspraxia – has been developed for children in Year 1 and 2 (ages 5 – 7) and the Dyspraxia Foundation advises that a copy is kept by the school’s SENCo (Specialist Educational Needs Co-ordinator). As well as reading it together as a class, teaching staff could also use the new resource to prompt a discussion with a parent who has raised concerns about their child.


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Charity adds a new voice to its cause as it announces its first ever “Celebrity Patron” ahead of Annual Awareness Week

Jamie Lambert from award winning “classical boy band” unveiled as new patron for the Dyspraxia Foundation.

The Dyspraxia Foundation – the only national charity in the UK dedicated to raising awareness of dyspraxia and championing the needs of people living with the condition – is hitting the high notes this week with the news that it has recruited its first ever celebrity ambassador!

Jamie Lambert26 year old Jamie Lambert (originally from Tyne and Wear) is a founding member and “one fifth’ of the acclaimed all male singing group, Collabro, who shot to fame last year after winning ITV’s prime time talent show, ‘Britain’s Got Talent.”

Jamie, who along with his fellow band members stole the hearts of the nation with their winning rendition of, ‘Stars’ from Les Miserables, invited the team at Dyspraxia Foundation to announce his new role to all delegates at the charity’s recent summer conference……….

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Research Participants Required


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How can you help spread the word?

a4 poster as pic for websiteWe are fast approaching the end of year 2 of our 3 year project. ‘Dyspraxia Diffusion’ funded by the Big Lottery Fund to employ a full time Information Officer and offer a vital Helpline Service. Lisa McCarthy and trained volunteers are busy answering calls and emails from 9 -5, Monday to Friday but there are still parents, adults with dyspraxia, health and education professionals and employers who do not know we are here ready to help. You can help by downloading an A4 Poster or A3 Poster and putting up in your local school, surgeries, hospitals, parent groups, places of work, or anywhere people will see it.

contact us for copies if you could use a supply in your area.

[email protected] or call us on 01462 455016


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'Dyspraxia - The Foundations' Now available in Kindle format

Foundations coverA comprehensive introduction to dyspraxia with quick and easy e- links to relevant information on the Dyspraxia Foundation website. The book covers, diagnosis, what dyspraxia is and isn’t, its impact, movement difficulties, family issues, visual learning difficulties,support strategies and more. This is an excellent and inexpensive book for those starting out on their journey with dyspraxia, but equally is excellent additional information for anyone interested in the condition, with prior knowledge, or who supports someone with the condition. It avoids complicated jargon and is a really accessible book which can be read as a whole or dipped into as needs arise. It is the only book to date with a detailed chapter on visual learning difficulties written by an expert in the field. Available from the Amazon Kindle store – Dyspraxia – The Foundation by Gill Dixon  Also available free to members through the Members Only section, join today

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The Dyspraxia Foundation membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March each year.  Please do become a member and join us as we continue to raise awareness and understanding of Dyspraxia and support those affected by the condition. The Foundation depends entirely on membership subscriptions and donations to survive. Download your Membership form here Membership form 2015-16 Standard/Professional members paying by Standing Order receive a £2 discount download the Membership Standing Order Form here. Please complete your details and return the form to us for processing. We look forward to hearing from you. Alternatively , membership can also be purchased from our webshop  http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/shopping/shop/search-products/?min_price=1&max_price=49

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News Archive

The news archive for the Dyspraxia Foundation can be found at News Archive Here you will find previous articles which have appeared on the Homepage of the Foundation as well as other items which have previous appeared within the website

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Dyspraxia: Dyspraxic Adults Surviving in a Non-Dyspraxic World: A Dyspraxia Foundation Adult Support Group Publication [Kindle Edition]

A review received within 24 hrs of publishing “Brilliant book, excellent read, really useful and interesting. Truly recommend x” Authors Janet Taylor (Editor), Mary Morris (Editor) Kindle Price: £9.99 includes VAT & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet …read more


Parietal and cerebellar control of reaching and grasping and its dysfunction in developmental coordination disorder.

Ethics Approval Number: 653 We are looking for children aged 8-10 to come and take part in our study at the University of Nottingham. For more information, please contact Blandine French on blandine.french@nottingham.ac.uk This is an invitation to take part in a research study on the reaching and grasping of both typically developing children, and children with […]


University of East London Research Project October 2015

University of East London Cass School of Education and Communities Stratford Campus Water Lane London E15 4LZ University Research Ethics Committee If you have any queries regarding the conduct of the program in which you are being asked to participate, please contact: …read more