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Dyspraxia is a form of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) which affects fine and/or gross motor coordination in people. It is a form of learning difficulty. Any learning or emotional problem that significantly affects an individual’s ability to learn or get along with others can be classified as learning difficulty. It is a neuro-developmental condition that can affect children and adults. Dyspraxia is a lifelong condition that has been recognised by International organisations including World Health Organisation (WHO). Dyspraxia is sometimes called the “hidden condition” but it affects academic achievements and day to day activities of an individual. Dyspraxia can also interfere with a person’s articulation and speech, perception and thought.
What to look out for? Dyspraxia could present differently in individuals and its presentation could change over time depending on environmental demands and life experiences. Features may include some or all these listed below but not limited to:
What do I do?
As a dyspraxic, my diagnosis in 2016 helped me understand most of my symptoms. It helped me focus on working out my own coping mechanisms and provided me with opportunities which now make my life easier. I cannot recommend speaking to a professional enough.
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My name is Foluso Ajuwon, popularly called Folu. I was born on the 8th of June in Ibadan, Nigeria. I moved to the UK in 2004 for resettlement and to further my education. I got married and had my son in 2008 and went ahead to tertiary education in Manchester Metropolitan University to study Chemistry and Forensic Science. I am a devoted Christian and my values are mainly built in the Christian belief and faith.