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Dyspraxia Foundation


The Dyspraxia Foundation received £5,000 to help support children and young people with Dyspraxia.

The Dyspraxia Foundation strives to support children and young people with dyspraxia and help them to live full, healthy lives.

The Dyspraxia Foundation offers advice and support to people who are Dyspraxic, their families and carers; the charity aims to promote greater understanding among health and education professionals as well as the general public. The Foundation also aims to improve better diagnosis and treatment, particularly for children and young people.

Dyspraxia, a form of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a common disorder affecting motor coordination. These coordination difficulties may affect participation and functioning of everyday life skills in education, work and employment.  People with Dyspraxia may also experience social and emotional difficulties as well as problems with time management, planning and personal organisation. Dyspraxia can also affect articulation and speech, perception and thought.

Children may have difficulties with self-care, writing and typing as well as other educational and recreational activities. In adulthood many of these problems will continue, and people may find it hard to learn new skills at home, in education and at work.

In 2016, the Dyspraxia Foundation received a grant of £5,000 to help fund their work  supporting young people with Dyspraxia.

The Grant of £5,000 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation will help us by ensuring that we can continue our essential services, to support the helpline, provide information, advice and support those affected by dyspraxia. These activities are critical to help children and young people with dyspraxia to avoid educational failure.

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