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About Me

I am a single mother of 4 who has lived with dyspraxia for several decades. My hope is that by sharing my experiences I can help to raise awareness of dyspraxia as well as other invisible disabilities. Here in Australia we do not even have a Dyspraxia Association which makes the information available to people very limited. People can’t understand something if they don’t know what it is.

Currently I am an Information Technology Student and am trying to teach my self to speak  French.I trained as an Education Assistant but found some areas of this to be a difficult career if you have dyspraxia. I didn’t give enough thought to the amount of photocopying and scissor work an EA does. I love travel and would love one day to backpack around France. France is a particular passion of mine especially Paris. I am an incurable romantic so perhaps that is why. Much of my spare time is spent reading and writing especially anything historical or French.


  • Thank you for sharing this information about Dyspraxia. My 14 year old daughter has Dyspraxia and reading your well written article I have started to think that maybe I have it too. I have heard it is genetic and I am thinking also my Mother has it so that would be three generations. Have you heard about a genetic connection before running through a family?


    March 20, 2015

  • Hi Kim, I do know of several people with more than one family member with Dyspraxia. Having a relative with Dyspraxia is one risk factor as is being born prematurely. As they still don’t know the cause it is difficult to say for certain. I suspect my youngest son has Dyspraxia but getting him tested is a nightmare because I can’t afford to pay for private specialists. It is quite possible that you and your mother have it also.

    Sharon Beaumont

    April 11, 2015

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