Support for learners with Dyspraxia
Dyspraxia support can be offered to students across Dudley College by a team of specialist tutors.
What is Dyspraxia?
Dyspraxia sometimes known as Developmental Coordination Disabilities (DCD) is a condition which affects the organisation of movement. It is an immaturity in the way that the brain processes information, which results in messages not being properly transmitted.
The term dyspraxia comes from the word praxis, which means 'doing acting'. Dyspraxia affects the planning of what to do and how to do it. It is associated with difficulties in perception, language and thought.
Dyspraxia is thought to affect up to ten per cent of the population and up to two per cent severely. Males are four times more likely to be affected than females. Dyspraxia sometimes overlaps with other difficulties like Dyslexia or Autism. It used to be known as Clumsy Child Syndrome.
People with dyspraxia can have difficulties:
- With planning and organisation
- In sequencing information
- With processing information and following instructions
- With their short-term memory
- With concentration
What Kinds of Support can The Team offer?
- Small group support sessions
- With study skills
- With planning your assignments
- To explore different learning styles
If you think you may have dyspraxia it would be wise to contact your GP as a medical assessment may be required.