This book gives the reader a unique insight and approach to the complex condition of dyspraxia. Drawing on considerable experience of the syndrome, as well as current research findings, the authors help teachers and other education professionals to genuinely understand the needs of a dyspraxic child. Through the implementation of practical strategies, they show how teachers can make all the difference to a child's ability to succeed in the classroom, and demonstrate through case studies how parents, teachers and therapists can work together to facilitate learning. Whilst providing a comprehensive overview of dyspraxia, this lively, informative text also examines specific cases and scenarios, considering the perspective of teachers and parents and those surrounding the child.
It handles a range of crucial topics such as: issues surrounding diagnosis; the developmental differences and characteristics of dyspraxia; conventional and alternative intervention strategies; an exploration of the pressure of families; ways of improving home/school liaison; Teachers, SENCos and other educational professionals will find this book provides a wealth of essential information and guidance whilst parents will also find much to support them in the daily care and welfare of their child.
Gill Dixon is an Independent Special Needs/ Dyspraxia Advisor and Trainer. She was formerly Training and formation Officer for the Dyspraxia Foundation. She has a son with dyspraxia.
Lois Addy is Senior Lecturer in the School of Professional Health Studies at York St John College. She is a member of the medical committee for the Dyspraxia Foundation.