DCD – Dyspraxia/Dysgraphia

Appropriate Professional Psychologist
Occupational Therapist OR
Neurologist OR
Chartered Physiotherapist
Type of Documentation Required You must submit a full psycho-educational report from an appropriately qualified Psychologist
Complete the Evidence of Disability Form 2018 OR
Submit an existing report completed by an Occupational Therapist OR Neurologist OR Chartered Physiotherapist that contains the same detail as the Evidence of Disability Form. The report must be signed and submitted on the headed paper.
The report should clearly state difficulties from childhood or provide evidence detailing the long-standing presence of Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)/ Dyspraxia/ Dysgraphia, and that the applicant is presenting with difficulties that have impacted on home and school.
Psycho-educational Assessments must contain cognitive ability tests showing average ability or above. Psycho-educational Assessments must be signed and submitted on headed paper of the Psychologist. Failure to do this may result in an applicant being ineligible for DARE.
Please refer to best practice guidelines www.movementmattersuk.org.
Required Age of Report While there is no age limit on report from the Psychologist, Occupational Therapist or Neurologist or Chartered Physiotherapist, it is advisable to submit a recent report.
Other Disabilities Submit an Evidence of Disability Form for each disability/ condition to be considered.
Educational Impact Statement (EIS) The Educational Impact Statement allows you and your school to provide detail of how your disability has impacted on your second level experience. The EIS is a requirement for all applicants.
DARE Eligibility The applicant is eligible once we receive a clearly stated diagnosis of Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) – Dyspraxia/Dysgraphia
AND the applicant meets any combination of two educational impact indicators from Indicators 1 to 5 on the EIS.