I Have Dyspraxia

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    I have suspected dyspraxia.

    Growing up I was never really much good at sports, I struggled to tie my shoelaces, I had problems with my speech, I struggled in social situations and I could be very clumsy. Even now I still struggle with some of these things. I haven't had an official diagnosis but I was...
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    1 Response Oct 28, 2014


    I was diagnosed with mild dyspraxia, though I don’t face the difficulties that people with more, I can be quite embarrassed about my lack of coordination and awkward movements. I find things like tying my shoelaces and riding a bike near impossible to do, and I am often...
    Esben Esben
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 14, 2010


    Hi I live in Dublin and I'm 22. I was diagnosed with Dyspraxia when I was five. I really struggle with coordination, directions, some social situations and when people are not understanding or accepting. If gets me down from time to time feeling embarrassed and not having a lot...
    Laura9876 Laura9876
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2013

    Verbal Dyspraxic

    Hello. I am currently a teenager, living in Western Europe, who, from a very young age (I think around maybe two or three?) I was diagnosed with Dyspraxia (Though I will say this now- I wasn't properly diagnosed- a dyspraxic nurse told my mother). Unlike most dyspraxics, or so I...
    CelticFemur CelticFemur
    Nov 8, 2010

    Dyspraxia And How Important The Role Of The Reflexes Are

     ther are many more iwill mabe explain them another time.
    jenny59 jenny59
    Nov 18, 2011

    It's difficult to describe dyspraxia my mum

    always knew I had something wrong when I was a baby / toddler she would tell the doctors over and over again finally they diagnosed me with it I started going to these special classes to help me with all my gross motor skills and other things and as I got older things were not...
    Candlelight01 Candlelight01
    26-30, F
    Sep 18, 2015


    Hi i live in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, im 15 and i have dyspraxia. I was diagnosed with it when i was 5 years old and find it difficult to work in classes like PE and other practical subjects. I get extra time which will be essential espcially since ive started doing my GCSES...
    Courtnei Courtnei
    18-21, F
    Oct 9, 2013

    I Have this Unknown, Hidden Disability

    which I've had since I was a Toddler. I Have Dyspraxia. A co-ordination disorder where the Motor Neurons in my brain haven't fully developed properly. I didn't start to walk until I was 18 Months old. My mother was concerned that I was either Lazy, or something else was...
    MyNameIsBecca96 MyNameIsBecca96
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2014

    Growing up I didn't walk

    until I was around 17-18 months old. I have always had terrible handwriting and when I speak sometimes my words come out faster than what my mouth can keep up with (same with writing). I occasionally can't find the words I'm looking for and then when I do, can't remember why I...
    dioptase13 dioptase13
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2015

    I have always had difficulties

    when it comes to learning and retaining information. I was labelled as a slow child due to my lack of concentration during class and my attainment. I found secondary school a real challenge especially maths! (Which I am still studying now one eve a week at college as well as...
    chocolateballoon chocolateballoon
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2013

    I'm a 16 year old girl with mild dyspraxia.

    I'm incredibly shy, more so now then ever, but I'm willing to talk to anyone on here that wants anything. I can get quite excitable, so be warned :p I have poor handwriting, I'm not exactly brilliant at sports and I'm very sensitive to different temperatures amongst other things...
    SweetWhiskers SweetWhiskers
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 13, 2014

    The Silent Disorder

    my 7 yr old son has dyspraxia an im goin to start to bring it to more light on ep as im trying to get help an support for us as a family.as because my son is overly intelligent he often gets overlooked with his striuggles.dyspraxia is a silent disability affecting people in...
    bunnydrop bunnydrop
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Jan 25, 2009

    It Can Be Hard

    I was told at that i have dyspraxia around the age of 7-10, And before i did i was often berated for my poor handwriting and coordernation skills. Even through secondary school, long after it had been established i was treated like it effected my intellegence, or something, Which...
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    2 Responses Mar 6, 2011

    French Dyspraxic

    hi dyspraxic folks  i come from France  i know i have dyspraxia for more 1 year but i always knew that i had a difference but i couldn't explain it   i remember when i was 6 i wanted to play football like the other children but i couldn't i was very...
    polk2 polk2
    Nov 2, 2010

    We Are Going To Have To Move To Another Country

    so it looks like my son has verbal dyspraxia. just as i always knew, his autism as such is fairly mild, and i dare say it causes him no dysfunction. his real problem has been lack of speech. all this time, i've been like "don't stereotype him, he doesn't rely on routine, he can...
    scratchedxthornxwrists scratchedxthornxwrists
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 24, 2013

    My Son Has Dypraxia

    My son is 2 years old and has Dyspraxia.  He was late on all of his milestones. It took a while to come up with what was wrong with him.  He has hypotonia which is low muscle tone. He has major feeding problems.  He doestn't eat very efficently. he only has 2 words...
    asch884 asch884
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2009

    I find it difficult to co-ordinate movements,

    I have poor spatial awareness so I'm constantly walking in to something. I also only have a few close friends as social situations are not my strong point and I hate talking on the phone when you can't see the other person's facial expressions.
    pcole88 pcole88
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2014
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