Luc has been invited to only two birthday parties in his life, apart from family ones.
Sometimes Michelle thinks it would be easier if Luc had a disability that everybody could see and understand, then more of an effort would be made to include him.
The Dyspraxia Association of Ireland is running a national coffee morning to raise funds on November 18th. For more information, see dyspraxia.ie or call 01-8747085
‘THE PROBLEMS I HAVE WITH DYSPRAXIA’
In the words of an 11-year-old:
Mixing up words
Taking work down from the board
Reading in the class in case I make mistakes. I get nervous about it
Worrying about tests
Eating some food I might spill
I forget to swallow when I cry and I dribble a lot
Walking into things
Brushing my hair
Tying my tie and buttons
Catching a ball
My words get mixed up when I am talking and when I am reading
Really bad at bumping into things
Worrying if my words are right
Sore neck from looking up at the white board and my back hurts from the chair.
Written last May by Amy Jayne McCrossan Donnachie, who is now in sixth class at St Mary’s National School in Cobh, Co Cork