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Children with DCD often avoid the tasks they struggle with, meaning their issues may become invisible.
It is often at primary school that symptoms of neurodiverse conditions first come to light.
These children are not getting the help they need to thrive at school and at home.
Despite progress in promoting workplace diversity, prejudices keep the employment prospects for neurodiverse individuals shockingly low.
To perform a sequence of actions, our brains need to prepare and queue them in the correct order.
Knowing how the brain prepares for sequences of movements can help us better understand disorders such as stuttering and dyspraxia.
Actor Tosin Cole, who plays dyspraxic character Ryan in BBC series Doctor Who.
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Most dyspraxia research focuses on children, but it’s a lifelong condition that can shape how people work and live.
Dyspraxia is more commonly associated with movement than emotions.
Developmental coordination disorder has only recently been recognised for what it is.
Learning disabilities may make life more of a challenge, but a diagnosis is not a life sentence.
For some children, despite having no known physical or mental disability, learning to read, write, spell, do maths, dress, throw and catch a ball, or organise themselves presents significant challenges…