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Over the last 20 years, research into Dyspraxia/DCD has taught us a lot.

It’s taught us that this motor skill disorder isn’t just something that makes children bad at sport, but impacts their life in all kinds of ways.

That it isn’t something that most of them outgrow. That it occurs in 1 child in every classroom. More recently, we are beginning to discover that there are differences in the way the brain functions in individuals with Dyspraxia/DCD.

But there are still so many questions that haven’t been answered. We still need to better understand the causes of Dyspraxia/DCD and the risk factors. We need to learn more about the interaction with other disorders.

We need to learn more about how to best help children and families impacted by the disorder.

In Australia, we have some of the world’s leading researchers in the field. But the impact of our research is often hampered by our ability to reach potential research participants. We know that many of you would be more than willing to help us try to better understand the disorder, but never hear about the research being done.

In conjunction with Dyspraxia Kids Australia, Dr Jacqueline Williams, from Victoria University, Melbourne, is launching the Dyspraxia/DCD Research Register. Families are invited to register their details if they would be willing to hear about research projects that they may be eligible to participate in. Registration does not commit any individual to participate in a project and your details will not be disclosed to any other party.

 

You can read more about how the register will work and sign up here

2 Responses

  1. Kimberley Talbot

    I’m 33 I have dyspraxia and would like to take part and participant in any way possible to help towards deeper understanding and gaining further research on dyspraxia and the effects it causes to the brain and body functions.

  2. Jacqueline Williams

    Hi Kimberley, sorry, I wasn’t aware that you had responded on here. There is a link above (right at the end) that you can sign up to the research register or if you would prefer, feel free to email me directly at jacqueline.williams@vu.edu.au and let me know what state you live in and I can perhaps send you some details of projects that are relevant. Jackie

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