Dyspraxia Awareness Week

October 5, 2018

To celebrate Dyspraxia Awareness Week, the Dyscovery Centre invites you to meet the team, grab some freebies and find out more about Dyspraxia.

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia, affects up to 10% of the population. It is a condition that affects movement and coordination which can make daily life more difficult.

How DCD can affect students

  • DCD affects spatial awareness and memory – this can make finding your way around a new University campus both scary and daunting
  • Multi-tasking is difficult, so cooking a meal from scratch or managing multiple coursework deadlines can be challenging
  • Feeling stressed and overwhelmed is very common
  • Someone with DCD is more likely to bump into people and dropping things is typical
  • Sequencing and structuring essays can be problematic
  • A student with DCD is more likely to also have dyslexia and/or ADHD and social difficulties

To find out more, and to meet the team from the Dyscovery Centre, drop into the Library, Treforest Campus on Monday 8th October, 10:00am – 1:00pm.

The Wellbeing and Disability Service can also provide advice and guidance on supporting students with DCD.

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