Results of Dyspraxia Foundation Survey

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Results of Dyspraxia Foundation Survey

Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:03 pm

http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/s ... nce/837552

From the article:
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Thousands of children and adults living with the condition dyspraxia are being misunderstood and unfairly labelled, according to a new survey.

Almost three-quarters of people (74%) questioned in a nationwide poll admitted that they thought behavioural, social and learning problems, common to conditions such as dyspraxia, Asperger's or ADHD, were simply an excuse for naughty or disruptive children.

The survey was published to launch Dyspraxia Awareness Week and was commissioned by the Dyspraxia Foundation, which this year marks its 20th anniversary.

Just under half (49%) of the respondents said they had heard of dyspraxia - but when questioned further, less than a third (31%) said they actually knew or understood what the condition was and how the daily lives of sufferers were affected.



Whilst the results are depressing, I imagine that they're a lot better than they would have been 20 years ago, when the Dyspraxia Foundation first came into being.
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Re: Results of Dyspraxia Foundation Survey

Postby Rosie-posie » Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:30 pm

Thanks for posting this
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Re: Results of Dyspraxia Foundation Survey

Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:45 pm

I didn't notice, but this was published in 2007. :oops:
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Re: Results of Dyspraxia Foundation Survey

Postby JamesStanley » Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:38 pm

Thanks for posting this
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Re: Results of Dyspraxia Foundation Survey

Postby Steph » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:25 pm

Thanks for posting this, Esther :)
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