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Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia is also known as Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) and is regarded as a 'specific learning difficulty'.  

Dyspraxia is covered under the Equality Act (2010) as a Disability as stated within the official disability Equality Act (2010) guidance: HM Government Office for Disability Issues, Equality Act 2010 Guidance on matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability

"Between 5 percent and 10 percent of the population have some symptoms of dyspraxia. It is probable that people who have dyspraxia work for your organisation.  Adults with dyspraxia are often determined, hard working and highly motivated they develop their own strategies for working effectively.  In many ways, people who have dyspraxia are similar to those who have dyslexia: they are often creative and original thinkers as well as strategic problem solvers." - source: The Dyspraxia Foundation (UK) 

Online resource links:

Workplace Adjustments

http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/help-information/learning-disability-a-z/d/dyspraxia

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Dyspraxia-in-adults/Pages/Introduction.aspx

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-for-disability-issues 

http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/dyspraxia-adults

http://www.movementmattersuk.org/default.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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