- Ana Maria Rodriguez
- Houston, TX
- United States
Author of books for children and adults, Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
Raising public awareness about dyspraxia
A boy throws a baseball, and it flies to the wrong direction. A girl tries to stop a soccer ball with her foot, and it passes her by. A woman is sewing a tablecloth, and the stiches turn out crooked. Others easily lose balance, have trouble writing straight or tying shoe laces, like Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter). One in ten people in the USA have problems with this fine or gross motor coordination, called dyspraxia. Little is known about it and most people have not heard of it. People with dyspraxia, children and adults alike, are often teased or underestimated because of their condition. In many cases, they are up to other challenges, academic for example, just as well as people without the condition. They have to find what their strenghts are and pursue them. Public awareness will help them cope with their life-long condition. Sounds like a person you know? Check dyspraxiaUSA.org for more information and stories. Please, contribute your comments and questions. Thank you!