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Dyspraxia, any resources/ books/ programmes?

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by Minigirl, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Hi I have recently become a SENCO and have a child who is dyspraxic. Are there any books or resources or programmes you would say could help?
     
  2. Hi I have recently become a SENCO and have a child who is dyspraxic. Are there any books or resources or programmes you would say could help?
     
  3. Dodros

    Dodros Lead commenter

    On my website I have a "1 side of A4" guide to coordination development disorder (dyspraxia) which I compiled for subject teachers at my mainstream school. The advice derives from guidance given in the reports of Occupational Therapists who diagnose and treat the condition:
    http://www.specialeducationalneeds.com/sen/inclusion_dyspraxia.pdf
    It's important to read, and act upon, whatever the OTs recommend in their reports, particularly so if students fulfil all the criteria for dyspraxia. Make sure your PE department knows about the child's strengths, and limitations. As for the rest of the curriculum, make sure that the student has any appropriate aids, such as a laptop instead of a pen, and is given extra time to complete tasks and tests routinely in lessons as well as in public exams.
    There is less in the way of literature about the educational implications of dyspraxia than there is about specific learning difficulties (dyslexia). However, here are a couple of previous TES threads about dyspraxia/DCD:
    https://community.tes.co.uk/forums/t/366434.aspx?PageIndex=1#5747518
    https://community.tes.co.uk/forums/t/61208.aspx?PageIndex=1#2670156
    Do give me some feedback on what I've researched for you. I've responded to several SEN Forum enquiries over the last few days, spending quite a while researching my responses, and the common factor has been that all my contributions have remained so far unacknowledged, which is disheartening.
     
  4. 'The out-of-synch child' and (with many excellent ideas for activities) 'The out-of-synch child has fun' by Carol Stock Kranowitz. Great for children with a whole range of sensory/motor issues.
     
  5. Thank you for your help both of you have been very useful.
     
  6. Hi Minigirl
    We've also got a selection of Dyspraxia resources on the TES website. Check them out at the link below:
    Dyspraxia resources
    Hope they're helpful
    Gail
     

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