A BULLY CALLED DYSPRAXIA

Recently, people have been talking about dyspraxia, the disability I live with. Newspapers like The Guardian have run features on it, celebrities like Daniel Radcliffe have talked about their experiences with the condition. There’s even a dyspraxic character in Doctor Who!

But did you know dyspraxic children are five times more likely than neurotypical people to develop mental health problems by the age of 16? That’s quite an alarming statistic, but I do think it makes sense. Because, to me at least, dyspraxia is like a bully that has followed me around my entire life.

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Kid Jonny, doomed to a life of not remembering where he put his keys
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