Dyspraxia, a form of Development Coordination Disorder (DCD), in children and adults, is characterised by difficulty with thinking out, planning and carrying out sensory/motor tasks. Dyspraxia affects up to eight per cent of the population, but due to its varied symptoms, it can often go undiagnosed.
We spoke to Karen Power, a mum and best-selling novelist from Waterford, about discovering that her daughter had Dyspraxia.
“Our daughter Aisling was born in 1997. Her name means dream or vision in Irish, and that’s exactly what she is to us, our beautiful so-longed-for baby. Nineteen years later, my love for her continues to grow, and my admiration for her knows no bounds.