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DYSPRAXIA EXPLAINED

DEFINED BY IMPAIRMENT IN ABILITY TO PERFORM DELIBERATE MOVEMENT, NOT CAUSED BY DEFECT IN MOTOR OR SENSORY FUNCTION

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DYSPRAXIA OVERVIEW

Developmental condition but can also be acquired through brain injury. There is no cure

6% of UK population of all ages and both male and female have Dyspraxia, diagnosed and not diagnosed

Many successful people including David Bailey and Daniel Radcliffe

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WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN COMMUNICATING WITH PEOPLE WITH DYSPRAXIA

Most mediums are generally OK.  Check which they prefer

Depending on the reason for communicating and the medium, they may need extra time

Be patient with the person you are communicating with, and ensure you are clear with instructions and your expectations

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DYSPRAXIA PRESENTATION INCLUDES

May struggle with concentration

May have difficulty following instructions, and copying information

People with Dyspraxia can be poor at organising themselves

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SOME OF THE MANY STRENGTHS

OF DYSPRAXIA

Known to be creative and have original thinking skills, enhancing great strategic thinking abilities

Can be highly motivated and hardworking

Great ability to develop own strategies to overcome difficulties

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A FEW REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DYSPRAXIA

The person may  need help with time management, so a colleague who is aware of their schedule can help them. Make sure you give extra time for any task you serve

Get a colleague to proofread work they have carried out for the specific detail that matters

Always give clear instructions when serving tasks but also make sure your expectations are clear by clarifying them