Dyspraxia affects around 5% of young children, 2% being affected severely and around 10% of the UK population have Dyslexia.
Dyslexia and Dyspraxia effects:
- Muscle Development
- Social Skills
Regular and consistent physical activity has been shown to be important in helping strengthen and maintain these motor skills and our goal is to bring awareness to the significance that physical activity has on children and adults with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia through our DysLetic program.
Children with Dyslexia & Dyspraxia
Our DysLetics program is aimed towards children of all ages that have learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia. This intervention helps stimulate and enhance the child’s physical fitness, general wellbeing while boosting their confidence and self-esteem.
Studies have shown that children with dyslexia show significantly lower levels of self-esteem compared to other children when monitoring their balance control and relationships. We want to help boost this low level of self-esteem in our participants through our sports programmes, helping them grow and evolve despite their learning differences.
Our GymLetics and Athletics interventions were specifically created to help boost the self-confidence of children with dyslexia while also helping them with physical skills such as balance and coordination
A child’s brain is highly plastic meaning that they grow and evolve quickly. Studies show that exercising improves cognition in neurodivergent children and enhances the phonemic skills of children with reading difficulties such as dyslexia. It is therefore important for children, especially children with learning difficulties, to partake in physical activities such as our Athletics and GymLetics interventions.
We want to help our children maintain a healthy and functional body by improving their musculoskeletal and cardiovascular fitness. In doing so it will help minimise the risk of cardiovascular diseases and improve cognitive skills.
Our athletics and GymLetics programmes provide these physical activities through high-quality specialist interventions that are inclusive and engaging for all children.
We do also run programmes for adults, click here to find out more.