How Doctor Who tackles dyspraxia in series 11

Everything you need to know about the co-ordination disorder experienced by the Doctor’s new companion Ryan

By Huw Fullerton
Sunday, 7th October 2018


Dyspraxia is a fairly common condition among both children and adults, but the disorder – which effects physical co-ordination and language among other things – is relatively unknown among the wider public, especially compared to other comparable conditions like dyslexia, autism or ADHD.

However, that might change thanks to BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who.

Series 11 introduces a new companion – Tosin Cole’s Ryan Sinclair – who has dyspraxia, a decision inspired by head writer Chris Chibnall’s own family experiences.

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