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Dyspraxia, or Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) is a condition affecting movement and co-ordination. Weaknesses in organisation and ‘clumsiness’ may be apparent, affecting practical activities and organising information into a structured format may prove difficult. Neurodiversity, being the intrinsic cause of all Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs), means that the conditions are varied and each person with an SpLD has a unique profile. However, there is some generic support that may be beneficial for all students.


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Examples of student attributes




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Examples of student challenges


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Recommended reasonable adjustments

Please see the guidance documents in the 'Useful Downloads' section below, which outline the reasonable adjustments process and the recommended adaptations you can make to support students with Dyspraxia.

Dyspraxia Recommended Reasonable AdjustmentsGuidance on Reasonable Adjustment Process
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