Dyspraxia, Ballet and why your words still hurt me

I just found this blog, and reading about this lovely girl who explains how life is for her so clearly with dyspraxia, really helps me to understand my children, to know other’s have the same experiences….

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About two months ago I took up ballet as a hobby. Now, as a 22 year old who’s never danced a step in her life outside of PE “dance” lessons, this might seem like a bold move. But what really surprises even myself is that I’ve chosen one of the hardest modes of dance to learn, and I have dyspraxia.

I was diagnosed with dyspraxia at the end of my second year of university after years of struggling and not really realising anything was wrong. I’d always been rubbish at PE, I found it impossible to organise myself for school, and the poor quality of my handwriting lead to me being told that examiners wouldn’t bother to read my exam papers. I was also clumsy and a little bit rubbish at making friends. However, nobody picked up on this, and I didn’t even hear about dyspraxia until a boy joined…

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  2 comments for “Dyspraxia, Ballet and why your words still hurt me

  1. March 2, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    I can see how this can be overlooked when everything else is on target. I have to consider this when teaching elementary art students, though it’s never come up from their teachers of individual educational plans.


    • March 2, 2014 at 9:10 PM

      It’s so sad it’s overlooked as students/children can struggle unseen so much


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