the truth about dyspraxia
- Simon Woodward is like any other normal 13-year-old. He enjoys sport, spending time with his friends and getting on with his school work.
However Simon, from Barry, south Wales, also must contend with dyspraxia, a neurological problem which can make even the simplest of tasks a struggle and can damage self-esteem.
Symptoms in children with dyspraxia vary but some may be late in reaching milestones, such as learning to walk. As they reach school age they may also avoid games, be unable to tie their shoelaces and have poor handwriting.
After suffering bullying in primary school, Simon was determined to help others with the condition and now runs the children's group in the Vale Dyspraxia Support Group.
This is his story.
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