This guide takes a very practical view of dyspraxia in children aged five to 11 and considers ways of helping teachers and parents to understand this complex condition. The author looks at: how to identify children who have dyspraxia; what sort of intervention is necessary and appropriate; tried and tested strategies and activities to help children; case studies of children at school and at home; the social and emotional development of dyspraxic children; and how parents and teachers can interact most effectively to help the child. The book is based on a developmental framework and areas covered include making friends, coping with the curriculum and boosting the child's self-esteem. It provides advice and guidance on how to ensure that the most effective support is given to the child in school.
Christine Macintyre is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, University of Edinburgh.