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Byline: TOM DOWLING

CHILDREN and young people with dyspraxia are being denied access to sport and leisure activities because of poor awareness of the condition, says a new report.

The Dyspraxia Association, which helps more than 10,000 families a year, warns that young people with dyspraxia are at risk of experiencing social and emotional difficulties and obesity.

Dyspraxia affects movement, co-ordination and often leads to problems with writing, speech, and thoughts.

It affects up to six per cent of the population and up to two per cent severely.

Sally Payne, of the Dyspraxia Association, said: Our recent research has shown that families are facing many problems accessing sport, leisure and social activities."

Dyspraxia Foundation tel, 01462 455016 www.dyspraxia foundation.org.uk
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 23, 2010
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