Dyspraxia in the Early Years: Identifying and Supporting Children with Movement Difficulties, 2nd Edition (e-Book) book cover

Dyspraxia in the Early Years

Identifying and Supporting Children with Movement Difficulties, 2nd Edition

By Christine Macintyre


116 pages

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Paperback: 9780415476843
pub: 2008-11-07
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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.

Table of Contents

Foreword Introduction 1.Young children and movement 2.Identifying young children with movement difficulties 3.Planning observations 4.Movement learning 5.Movement abilities 6.Social and psychological difficulties 7.Developmental influences and changes in motor control 8.Activities to help Appendices: A movement observation record Age-related development of movement patterns Action words chart

About the Author

Christine Macintyre is an Educational Consultant, formerly at the Moray House Institute, University of Edinburgh.

About the Series

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The nasen spotlight series provides practical guidance and tried-and-tested resources for all schools and professionals involved in supporting Special Educational Needs. Written by leading experts and covering a wide range of important issues relating to SEN, the books include accessible explanations and examples of best practice, as well as tools and techniques that you can use to improve provision in school. Several new books are published each year to reflect your changing professional needs, and the whole series is brought to you by nasen, the leading organisation representing SEN professionals.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / General
EDUCATION / Special Education / Learning Disabilities