Recommendations for private dcd assessment

Getting assessed for your dyspraxia, getting help, disability allowance etc.

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scr0oge
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Recommendations for private dcd assessment

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So I've only recently found out that dyspraxia exists. It was a bit of a sickening feeling reading the usual signs and markers and at how closely they match my experiences. I've decided to pursue a diagnosis, if only to have a reason I've awkwardly stumbled through existence thus far.

I'm lucky enough to have private health insurance through work and have been given an open referral to see a physio for an assessment.

Issue is my insurance doesn't have anyone listed that does adult assessments for dcd/dyspraxia so I've been asked to make a list of organisations/individuals that do for them to choose from.

Does anyone have recommendations? I've really struggled to find anyone who tests adults. Would I be better off trying to get a referral for an Occupational Therapist?
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Re: Recommendations for private dcd assessment

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Hi Scr0oge
Glad you've found us.
Firstly please can you advise where you are? I don't want to give you a UK centric response if you're outside the UK.
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Re: Recommendations for private dcd assessment

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Tom

Would you mind providing the UK-centric information anyway? I'm in Yorkshire, aged 63, and currently tearing my hair out

Thanks
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Re: Recommendations for private dcd assessment

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Tis right here in this section of board

viewtopic.php?t=7385

GPs can be a bit defensive as v often they have little or nothing to help adults seeking confirmation.

PATOSS have a register of specialist teachers who can assess for dyspraxia and other specific learning difficulties.

The system is ageist in a lot of ways. A lot of people inc older adults are self-Discovered/Declaring, though I appreciate some still want and need a professional to provide that formal confirmation.
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