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DCD Team get more children cycling at Bike Group

DCD Team outside Ryegate Therapy Block
10 October 2022

Our Developmental Coordination Disorders (DCD) Team have helped get more young people cycling at Bike Group!

Bike Group is run by the DCD Team for patients with coordination difficulties, to help them achieve independent bike riding in a small group setting.

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID restrictions, Bike Group restarted this summer, lasting a full week with one-hour sessions each day. By the end of the week, the DCD Team had helped six children to independently ride a bike on two wheels!

This week (10 to 16 October) is Dyspraxia Awareness Week. Dyspraxia, another term for DCD, is a condition which affects movement and coordination in children and adults.

Dyspraxia/DCD affects all aspects of life and can make it hard for people who have the condition to carry out activities that others may take for granted. Signs of Dyspraxia/DCD are present from a young age but may not be recognised until a child starts school – or even later in life.

The DCD Team, who are based at our Ryegate Children’s Centre, includes Therapy Assistants, a Therapy Assistant Practitioner, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. They work together to assess children’s motor skills, providing support to them and their family and promoting independence with daily tasks and activities, such as riding a bike.

Thank you to the DCD Team for all your fantastic work!




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