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 email@example.com
This is an invitation to take part in a research study on the reaching and grasping of both typically developing children, and children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). The project aims to investigate children’s ability to make quick changes in direction when reaching to grasp an object.
University of East London
Cass School of Education and Communities
London E15 4LZ
University Research Ethics Committee
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This year, the national awareness campaign tackles a growing issue of girls, teenagers and young women ‘slipping through the net’, in terms of early diagnosis. Such a delay (although, many struggle through school, university and even in the workplace, without ever receiving a diagnosis) can have a huge impact on these lives of women and their families.
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.
Emma Lewell-Buck MP and the Dyspraxia Foundation
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?
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.
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!
Most 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.
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.