In July 2015, my son, Jack was provisionally diagnosed with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), which is also known as dyspraxia.
At that time, like many other people I had never heard of dyspraxia before and since then I have been trying to find out exactly what it is and what it means for my little boy. I feel it is important to get my head around it so that I can understand and help him as best I can.
When I first learnt of the condition I thought it simply meant that Jack’s fine and gross motor skills were not as developed as they should be and that they were delayed and just needed extra help developing. Since leaving college I have had the time to really learn about the condition, and have realised that it is a lot more complex than I first thought. Whilst completely overwhelmed, I was also relieved to find out that a lot of unexplained behaviours and difficulties Jack has been suffering, all seem to be tied into dyspraxia.
You will see me posting on her fairly regularly about this condition as I am trying to teach myself about it. I find that writing helps me understand things much easier and I find that it also gets my brain ticking over and realise things that I might not have thought of before.
Whilst I am posting about this for my own reasons, if the posts help other people understand the condition a bit better then that will be a bonus, but I’m by no mean and expert and will be posting about Dyspraxia from my perspective as a parent of a child of dyspraxia.
You can find my first post here What is Dyspraxia?