Developmental Dyspraxia: Identification and Intervention - A Manual for Parents and Professionals, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Developmental Dyspraxia

Identification and Intervention - A Manual for Parents and Professionals, 2nd Edition

By Madeleine Portwood

David Fulton Publishers

224 pages

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This second edition of Madeleine Portwood's successful manual aims to give parents, teachers and health professionals the confidence to diagnose and assess dyspraxia. Most importantly, it offers them an intervention program that will significantly improve the cognitive functioning of the dyspraxic child or teenager.

Updated in light of the author's new and extensive research, the book provides the reader with background information on the neurological basis of the condition; strategies for identification, diagnosis and assessment; proven programs of intervention that can be monitored by anyone closely involved with the child; strategies to improve curricular attainments; remediation activities to develop perceptual and motor skills; programs to develop self-esteem; and information about where to find help.

About the Author

Madeleine Portwood is a Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist working in Durham. She is also Chairperson of the Education Committee of the Dyspraxia Foundation. Her extensive research into dyspraxia is internationally accepted as being at the forefront of work in the field and has formed the basis of several television documentaries on the subject.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General