Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia

DYSPRAXIA GOT TALENT

Do you love the show Britain Got Talent? You will like what we will be hosting. Firstly, we need to give a brief definition of Dyspraxia and put into context on what it means.

Dyspraxia is a development disorder affecting activities that require co-ordination. It affects 10% of the UK population. 5% include children. Dyspraxia present many challenges including co-ordination, following instructions, short-term memory, organisation skills, focus, handwriting social skills, emotional difficulties, education, jobs, and mental health. Non dyspraxic individuals will takes less time to complete tasks like an assignment compared to ones affected by the condition who would take longer to process information. Through support and more time, they can do the task to the highest quality.

The founder of Dyspraxia Support Teesside is Pritthijit and he is dyspraxic himself. The 42 years old experienced torrid times through education and job life. The employers did not understand him as a person. There were no specific adjustments implemented in the workplaces. He did not receive the support needed. Due to the personal experiences, he set up the group to inspire dyspraxic individuals to achieve positive outcomes. The group need their voice heard. There is a lack of awareness and recognition about the condition. The charity wants to educate local organisations about the condition, so that they are better informed on what strategies work best for the group.

The project runs under the umbrella of Roseberry Community Consortium, a Teesside based charity helping the disadvantaged groups of young people across the region. On 12th December 12th, we are looking to arrange an online talent show at 7pm. Do you have a talent? The talent show will be open to adults, parents and children who have dyspraxia or other related conditions across the UK. There is an opportunity to win a prize through a raffle. Whether you have a gift for comedy, dancing, singing, art, or any other amazing skill, please showcase your talent by sending us a video by 5th December- we will choose the best acts, and they will be featured during the online show.

Email entries at dyspraxiateesside@mail.com . See our website for more information – make a date for your diary. We also arrange other exciting events and activities for dyspraxic individuals. Please keep updated on our websites section dates for your diary.