In this video Maureen Boon, author of Can I tell you about Dyspraxia, discusses the condition and explains how friends, teachers and carers can help. She talks about how teachers can help in both primary and secondary school settings as well as gives tips on how to be a good classmate to a pupil with dyspraxia.
As a parent of two children with dyspraxia, I found very little to encourage me with Ms Boon’s no doubt well-meaning remarks. It’s like offering a Elastoplast to cover a gaping wound and one that made me realise the amazing paucity of research into this very debilitating condition that robs so many young people of their life chances, let alone their self-esteem. Just take a look at young male offenders in prison and you will realise that many of them suffer from dyslexia or dyspraxia, most likely manifestations or variations of the same condition – an underdeveloped central nervous system.