Learning with dyspraxia: ‘I finally got a reason for my clumsy nature’
Biggest challenges for young people with condition are usually in school
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Sixth-year student Róisín Keane says dyspraxia affects her everyday life: ‘I’d bump into things or bang doors every so often. As a child, I had a hard time catching a ball.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw
Dyspraxia is estimated to affect somewhere between 6 and 10 per cent of the population, but it remains a largely hidden disability – and one that can negatively impact a child’s schooling and life outcomes.
Also known as developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), dyspraxia is primarily a condition that affects physical co-ordination. About 2 per cent of people are severely affected.
Róisín Keane (18) was first diagnosed when [...]