Dyspraxia / Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)

Living with Dyspraxia
What Is It Like Having Dyspraxia? Zarah's Story

Useful websites

The following websites offer more information and resources on Dyspraxia/DCD

Dyspraxia Foundation

British Dyslexia Association: Dyspraxia

Movement Matters

Skills for Action

Academic articles: Dyspraxia/DCD and Higher Education

  • Walker, E., Shaw, S.C., Price, J., Reed, M. and Anderson, J., (2020). The experiences of foundation doctors with Dyspraxia; a phenomenological study. Advances in Health Science Education.
  • Sumner, E., Crane, L., Hill, E. (2019). Examining academic confidence and study support needs for university students with dyslexia and/or developmental coordination disorder. Dyslexia.
  • Walker, E., Shaw, S.C., Price, J., Reed, M. and Anderson, J., (2018). Dyspraxia in clinical education: a review. The clinical teacher, 15(2), pp.98-103.
  • Kirby, A., Sugden, D., Beveridge, S. and Edwards, L., (2008). Developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD) in adolescents and adults in further and higher education. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs,
  • Raleigh, L. and Strauss, S.M., (Not Dated). Young adults’ experience of self-reported Developmental Coordination Disorder in their daily lives as students in Higher Education. Dyspraxia Foundation Article


Blogs are a great way to understand the real life experiences of having dyspraxia/DCD. Click on the blog titles below to open them in a new page.

All About Dyspraxia


Education Blog: my lived experience of dyspraxia

Dyspraxia Activist


Like blogs, Podcasts offer the first person experience, but through an audio file which can be listened to on smartphones or digital music and multimedia players.

The Two Dyspraxics

Neurodiversity Podcast: Two Conversations about Dyspraxia


  • Patrick, A. (2015). The Dyspraxic Learner: Strategies for Success. Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Colley, M. (2006). Living with Dyspraxia: A Guide for Adults with Developmental Dyspraxia. Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Biggs, V. (2005). Caged in Chaos: A Dyspraxic guide to breaking free. Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Drew, S. (2005). Developmental Co-Ordination Disorder in Adults. Wiley