1st Edition

Co-ordination Difficulties Practical Ways Forward

By Michèle G. Lee, Portwood Copyright 2004
    134 Pages
    by Routledge

    136 Pages
    by Routledge

    Co-ordination difficulties affect every aspect of children’s learning. Using the action plans in this book teachers can respond immediately and effectively to pupils who are showing signs of co-ordination difficulties. It includes:

    • straightforward explanation of different co-ordination difficulties
    • checklists to facilitate accurate assessment
    • guidance on providing appropriate responses
    • detailed intervention programmes
    • time-saving photocopiable questionnaires and proformas
    • strategies to help build pupils’ self esteem and organisational skills
    • a helpful case study that highlights how treatment works in practice

    This is the ideal resource for teachers, teaching assistants and SENCOs working in early years, primary and secondary settings. It will also interest therapists and health workers.

    Introduction 1 Understanding the Problem, Movement and learning, Movement checklists, Intervention 2 Referral, The team approach, Parental reporting, Reporting by teachers, Liaison with school 3 Assessment, The importance of self-esteem and confidence, Early recognition, Different types of measures available, General assessment, Fine motor skills, Interpreting assessments 4 Treatment, Treatment methods, Individual versus group treatment, Planning a treatment session, Treatment ideas, Strategies for a child moving into secondary school, Fine motor skills, Handwriting, How parents can help, 5 The Effectiveness of Treatment, Definition of effectiveness, The use of outcome measures


    Michèle G. Lee, Madeliene Portwood

    '...a terrific resource for those therapists who are 'stuck in a rut'... it will give them ideas for varying the task within treatment sessions.' - Jennifer Lander, Physical Therapy Volume 85

    '...a good addition to a beginning pediatric physical therapist's professional resource library.' - Jennifer Lander, Physical Therapy Volume 85