When I was five-years-old I was diagnosed with dyspraxia.
Dyspraxia is a common disorder affecting motor coordination in children and adults.
As a young child I was a late developer: late talking, walking, late everything!
Dyspraxia impacted on my childhood and my time at school. My co-ordination skills were poor and I struggled with writing, reading, playing sports or musical instruments.
My disability meant I felt isolated and would be laughed at at school.
Lots of people don’t understand what dyspraxia is or that it’s a disability, so with Fixers I want educate parents and school teachers about the daily struggle those with the condition face.
Shak & Natasha
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.