How to Understand and Support Children with Dyspraxia

Author: Lois Addy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781855033818

Category: Apraxia

Page: 60

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With more than 20 years experience, Lois Addy emphasises the importance of understanding dyspraxia so that effective support can be given to children with coordination and perception difficulties. The author presents a series of ideas and strategies to support this special group of children.
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Dyspraxia in the Early Years

Identifying and Supporting Children with Movement Difficulties

Author: Christine Macintyre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136611711

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 8378

Today there are more children than ever before in need of a variety of additional support needs, and many of these children have poor movement as a key contributory factor. Even in children with no specific ‘label’, movement is being found to be linked to learning, and educational professionals need to understand what is amiss and how to support children who do not meet their motor milestones at the correct time. The brand new topic areas featured in this comprehensive and practical new edition include: a discussion of terminology and labelling (in light of current inclusion guidelines) a range of age specific activities a section on the neurology of dyspraxia, showing the motor pathways that are energised and define motor competence a greater emphasis on balance, coordination and control examples from children of how movement is dependent on planning, sequencing and organising more practical activities that can form the basis of a programme to support the children. Practical strategies are provided throughout this authoritative book, so that teachers and other professionals can identify and understand movement difficulties, are empowered to support the children, and work effectively with the parents.
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Understanding Dyspraxia

A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Author: Maureen Boon

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002594

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

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This fully-updated second edition of Helping Children with Dyspraxia has been revised to reflect current practice and developments, providing clear and positive answers to questions commonly asked by parents and teachers about dyspraxia. Maureen Boon draws on her considerable experience of working with children with movement disorders to identify the characteristics of dyspraxia, explaining assessment procedures and identifying what can be done to help. New reflections appear on concepts such as physical literacy and whether or not incidence of dyspraxia has increased, and in an overview of the characteristics and causes of the condition, a comprehensive update on how it is identified and assessed is provided. Terminology is reviewed, and the full range of therapeutic interventions that are available are outlined. New case studies and photographs are used to illustrate successful interventions in practice, and a helpful appendix with up-to-date details of useful publications, programmes, equipment and organisations is also included. Understanding Dyspraxia is a concise yet comprehensive handbook for parents and teachers. Its clear structure and practical, positive advice will make it an invaluable resource for anyone involved with a dyspraxic child.
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Inclusion for Children with Dyspraxia

A Handbook for Teachers

Author: kate Ripley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136628886

Category: Social Science

Page: 116

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This book is about children with dyspraxia: developmental co-ordination disorders (DCD) and what teachers and other professionals can do to promote their learning and their social inclusion in a mainstream setting. The author addresses issues which affect access to the curriculum in Key Stages 1-4 and offers strategies to support children which have proved effective to experienced practitioners and can be managed in a group or class context. A key component of the book is an understanding of the emotional and social needs of children with dyspraxia.
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Meeting Special Needs: A practical guide to support children with Dyspraxia

Author: Mary Mountstephen

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1909101192

Category: Education

Page: 25

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When working with children whose development is causing concern, it can be difficult to know how best to help. This practical guide to Dyspraxia and Neuro-Developmental Delay has been written to support all early years' professionals, as well as the non-specialist practitioner and parents or carers. The book includes: signs of Dyspraxia and Neuro-Developmental Delay, a guide to what is meant by these terms, practical ways to support and help the child and practical ways to support parents and carers.
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Dyspraxia

A Guide for Teachers and Parents

Author: Kate Ripley,Bob Daines,Jenny Barrett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317854756

Category: Education

Page: 102

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The aim of this text is to promote an understanding of dyspraxia and movement development among professionals who work with children, and also to offer a text which is accessible to parents. It presents a cognitive processing model of dyspraxia from a developmental perspective, and addresses issues of social development in addition to the more easily observable motor planning difficulties which are associated with dyspraxia. The difficulties which may face the dyspraxic child at home and at school are described with strategies for managing their difficulties. Details are provided of the support services available and how they may be accessed.
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Dyspraxia 5-14

Identifying and Supporting Young People with Movement Difficulties

Author: Christine Macintyre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136034943

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Dyspraxia is increasingly common in young children. This fully revised and updated edition of Christine Macintyre’s invaluable companion explains the difficulties faced by children with dyspraxia in growing up and offers suggestions as to how these might be alleviated. In this book the children themselves, along with their parents and teachers, talk about how the difficulties change as the transition is made from primary to secondary school. Children with dyspraxia are frequently beset by frustrations as a result of their differences, can be misunderstood both at home and at school, and are very often bullied. This practical guide considers: the issue of giving children labels strategies to reduce stress the value of movement programmes raising self-esteem the transition to secondary school particular challenges faced during Puberty/adolescence handwriting as an indicator of dyspraxia. Including practical activities with additional material for secondary pupils this book shows children how to articulate their differences using individualised explanations, and then go on to succeed having recognised where their talents lie. Dyspraxia 5-14 is essential reading for teachers, parents, SENCos, teaching assistants and trainee teachers who want to improve their understanding of dyspraxia and its implications for children in Key stages 1-3.
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Developing School Provision for Children with Dyspraxia

A Practical Guide

Author: Nichola Jones

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412910374

Category: Education

Page: 133

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‘A wealth of ideas and opinions providing usable ways forward for colleagues in mainstream to best support their pupils with DCD. I can wholeheartedly recommend it’ – Afasic News `This book has pulled together the expertise of a number of well-known professionals. We like the way Nichola Jones 'sets the scene', and outlines the child's main difficulties in the education environment... [T]his is a very practical book offering plenty of ideas in an area where teachers often have less confidence to put a programme in place' - SATIPS `This is an accessible overview of issues pertaining to the inclusion of children and young people wit Dyspraxia/developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD). Nichola Jones has drawn together contributions form a wider range of experts in the Dyspraxia field and produced a coherent account of how the needs of children can be met in ways that move beyond a focus solely based on individual interventions' - SENCO Update `This is both an interesting and very useful book for any primary practitioner. It also provides enough references and ideas to encourage professionals to investigate and learn more about Dyspraxia/developmental co-ordination disorder. This is a book that will fit perfectly on your bookshelf' - Special Needs Coordinators file Nichola Jones shows how to plan a whole school approach to including children with dyspraxia and developmental co-ordination disorder in this short and accessible guide. It offers those in managerial and supervisory roles within schools and special education support services clear guidance on successful models of provision that have worked successfully in schools and LEAs. By focusing on the key aspects of service delivery and drawing on well known specialists within the field, the book includes sections on: - planning strategically for inclusive practice; - assessment; - handwriting; - gross motor programmes - adapting the PE curriculum; - supporting parents; - working with other agencies; - listening to the children involved. SENCOs, class teachers, LEA advisers and support agencies will find it an invaluable guide to successful inclusive practice.
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Making Inclusion Work for Children with Dyspraxia

Practical Strategies for Teachers

Author: Lois Addy,Gill Dixon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134378033

Category: Education

Page: 186

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Drawing on their considerable experiences of the syndrome, as well as current research findings, the authors help teachers and other education professionals to better understand the needs of a dyspraxic child. Through practical strategies, they show how teachers can make all the difference to a child's ability to succeed in the classroom, and case studies show how parents, teachers and therapists can work together to facilitate learning. Whilst providing a unique insight and approach to the complex condition of dyspraxia, this lively, informative text also examines specific cases and scenarios, considering the perspectives of teachers and parents. 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.
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Supporting Children with Dyspraxia and Motor Co-ordination Difficulties

Author: Hull City Council

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317519280

Category: Education

Page: 156

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Completely revised and updated in light of the new SEND 2014 Code of Practice, this new edition supports teachers in making good provision for children and young people with a range of co-ordination difficulties. Offering practical tips and strategies on how to meet the needs of children and young people with dyspraxia and other coordination difficulties in a range of educational settings, this book features timesaving checklists, templates and photocopiable resources to support professional development. The wide-ranging and accessible chapters explore topics including: Identification of different types of motor co-ordination difficulties Implications for classroom practice Understanding core skill development Assessment practices Written by practitioners, for practitioners, it also contains a wealth of tried and tested strategies and provides clear best-practice guidance for developing outstanding provision in inclusive settings. Susan Coulter – Senior Support Teacher for the Education Service for Disability at Hull City Council, UK Lesley Kynman - Senior Support Teacher for the Education Service for Disability at Hull City Council. UK Elizabeth Morling - SEN consultant and series editor Rob Grayson – Team Leader, Integrated Physical and Sensory Services at Hull City Council, UK Jill Wing – Senior Support Teacher, Integrated Physical and Sensory Services at Hull City Council, UK
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A Practical Guide to Supporting Children with Dyspraxia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921613203

Category: Apraxia

Page: 36

View: 616

Designed to give help and encouragement to teachers, educators and others working with or caring for young children with dyspraxia. The book covers: understanding the condition and recognising the symptoms ; supporting the child and their carers ; implications for the classroom ; working with other professionals.
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Movement and Learning in the Early Years

Supporting Dyspraxia (DCD) and Other Difficulties

Author: Christine Macintyre,Kim McVitty

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847877915

Category: Education

Page: 160

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`This book achieves what it sets out to do - provide clear guidance to parents and professionals on key aspects of movement in the early years. The book however does more than that - it emphasises that movement in the early years is not the territory of experts, but through the use of this book, the assessment of movement development of activities and programmes are within the range of all - class teachers and parents. I strongly recommend that this book is available in every school' - Educational Review `This book provides a good overview of issues in movement and development and learning, and will stimulate the interested reader to explore this topic further' - Early Years `This book will be a useful addition to any primary staff room bookshelf. It is a practical book based on sound theory. It will provide ideas for the non-specialist teacher and for parents anxious to help. The suggestions will provide a good framework for the staged assessment and support for young children for whom there is a cause for concern' - Support for Learning `For anyone involved in the development of any young child, this should be essential reading. The book is very informative and readable by parents, teachers and students and is simply illustrated with case studies' - Dyslexia Contact `As a behaviour advisory teacher I will certainly be influenced by reading this, and I know our local occupational therapists would be overjoyed if she knew all teachers read books like this' - Special Children `It is always good to be able to welcome a book on such a key factor as movement in early childhood development, and this text has been written to support parents and practitioners who wish to understand how movement contributes to all aspects of learning -intellectual, social and emotional, as well as physical' - Marian Whitehead, Nursery World `This book is an excellent introduction for anybody trying to understand how movement affects child development. It clearly explains the importance movement has on how young children learn and feel. The information and insights in this book can be found elsewhere but I have yet to find such breadth and depth of information on supporting children with movement difficulties as clearly written and accessible as this book' - Spare-Chair `The book is very informative and readable by parents, teachers and students and amply illustrated with case studies' - Judith Stansfield, SEN ICT Consultant Movement is a key factor in young children's development and it can affect how they learn and how they feel. Do you work with young children who have difficulties in this area? This book shows you how to observe a child as they move to allow for early identification of any problem and then tells you how to help. Dyspraxia (DCD) is on the increase in young children and less confident and easy movement can play a part in other specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and with hyperactivity (ADHD). Included is advice on: } observing, analyzing and assessing movement development } building confidence } helping with handwriting } supporting mathematical development Why not ask the child to pop bubble paper as one way of promoting finger awareness? Carefully taught activities can be easy to plan and fun to carry out and there are lots of suggested activities set out in the book. Early years practitioners in nurseries, schools, playgroups and EYDCPs will find this book clear and useful; it also offers advice to parents. Christine Macintyre was formerly Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh University and is now a freelance consultant. Kim McVitty is a nursery school teacher.
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Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Mathematics

Author: Dorian Yeo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470698527

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Written by a teacher with many years' experience of teaching mathematics to primary school dyslexic and dyspraxic children with a wide range of abilities, this book is designed to be a practical teaching guide. It offers detailed guidance and specific teaching suggestions to all specialist teachers, support teachers, classroom teachers and parents who either directly teach mathematics to dyslexic and dyspraxic children or who support the mathematics teaching programmes of dyslexic or dyspraxic children. Although the book has grown out of teaching experience it is also informed by widely acknowledged contemporary and international research, which explores the cognitive aspects of learning mathematics and tries to understand why it is that some children fail to learn mathematics. Many of the teaching principles described in the text have specific and quite far-reaching implications. The theoretical arguments should therefore also be of interest to special needs co-ordinators, heads of maths departments, head teachers or other professionals who are responsible for designing or modifying the maths learning programmes of children with special learning and maths difficulties. In more general terms, the book hopes to contribute to the broad discussion of the cognitive features and educational needs of dyslexic and dyspraxic children.
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Play for Children with Special Needs

Supporting Children with Learning Differences, 3-9

Author: Christine MacIntyre

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415558840

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Includes research findings about children with special needs and explains their implications for practice.
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Nature

Author: Noel Castree

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415339056

Category: Nature

Page: 281

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"Nature is an advanced introduction to its topic. For students, it aims to inform and to challenge by showing that nature is not what it seems to be. For geography teachers and researchers, Nature brings together ideas and arguments hitherto compartmentalised into geography's three main parts (human, physical and environmental geography). In so doing it offers fresh insights into one of the discipline's most familiar, yet elusive, objects of analysis, policy formation and moral concern."--BOOK JACKET.
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Dyslexia

A Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them

Author: Gavin Reid

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119973562

Category: Education

Page: 280

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The new edition of Dyslexia is written for parents of dyslexic children and the professionals who work with them, and provides information on the role parents can play in supporting their dyslexic child. This updated edition contains new material and up-to-date discussions of current research and programs. Empowers parents by providing them with strategies for dealing with a wide range of concerns including dyspraxia and dyscalculia New sections cover post-school issues, the emotional needs of young people with dyslexia and information on how parents can help at home Features information on some of the more popular interventions for dyslexia, and critical evaluations of ‘alternative treatments’ Includes first–hand accounts of parents’ hopes, successes and setbacks, and extensive lists of organizations and resources
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Identifying and Supporting Children with Specific Learning Difficulties

Looking Beyond the Label to Assess the Whole Child

Author: Christine MacIntyre,Pamela Deponio

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415314954

Category: Education

Page: 111

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Many children experience difficulties which impact on their learning at home and school. Some children are considered to have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, but other children display a range of indicators which cross the boundaries of specific named 'conditions'. If teachers are to offer appropriate support, the authors of this highly practical book argue that they must look beyond the label to assess the whole child. This is an informative book which: * encourages teachers to consider children as individuals rather than attempting to match them to existing sets of indicators * pinpoints the overlap of indicators within different specific learning difficulties * considers the process of assessment * explains the implications of the children's difficulties * offers tried-and-tested strategies to promote inclusive learning. Teachers, teaching assistants, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators and students undertaking teacher education courses will all find this a refreshingly accessible book.
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'Hands On' Dyspraxia

Author: Jill Christmas

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351688014

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 539

This is a practical working guide for parents, teachers and allied professionals, offering an understanding of dyspraxia, its underlying causes, strategies and helpful advice. It explains the terms used in dyspraxia, for example, proprioception, bilateral integration, vestibular, postural, cross lateral and tactile defensiveness. It outlines the impact that these issues can have in the class or home setting. It includes practical advice and strategies. This handbook will illuminate dyspraxia issues for people who have to deal with the outcome of having this condition. It provides medical/physiological understanding of the condition and will facilitate access to education and everyday living for the children in question.
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