About Us

The Dyscovery Centre was opened in Cardiff in 1997 by Professor Amanda Kirby in response to a lack of provision and coordination of services for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dyspraxia) in the UK.

The Centre is now part of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education at the University of South Wales. It comprises an inter-disciplinary team of health and educational professionals, including medical practitioners, speech and language therapists, educational psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, counsellors and child and adolescent psychiatrists.

The benefits of using The Dyscovery Centre include:

  • An initial consultation to ensure assessment and intervention are tailored to meet the needs of the individual
  • A one stop shop providing a coordinated multi-disciplinary approach
  • Professionals who have experience working with schools, parents, carers, partners, employers and adults
  • The desire to look at and support the whole individual
  • Access to specialised resources and information

The Dyscovery Centre is unique in the UK and sees children and adults from all over the world. Referrals are received from parents and individuals themselves, as well as Local Education Authorities, Schools, Health Authorities, Paediatricians, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, and JobCentre Plus. To date, the Centre has successfully seen thousands of children and trained over 10,000 health and educational professionals.