1st Edition

Making Inclusion Work for Children with Dyspraxia Practical Strategies for Teachers

By Lois Addy, Gill Dixon Copyright 2004
    186 Pages
    by Routledge

    186 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Part 1: Understanding Dyspraxia 1. Definitions, Aetiology and Incidence 2. Developmental Differences 3. Characteristics 4. The Impact of Dyspraxia Part 2: Facilitating Learning in an Inclusive Setting 5. Inclusion Must be a State of Mind 6. Understanding Parents 7. Handwriting and Dyspraxia 8. Dyspraxia and Maths 9. Inclusive Physical Education 10. Dyspraxia and Social Skills 11. Practical Support Strategies 12. From Conclusion to Inclusion


    Gill Dixon is an Independent Special Needs/ Dyspraxia Advisor and Trainer. She was formerly Training and formation Officer for the Dyspraxia Foundation. She has a son with dyspraxia.

    Lois Addy is Senior Lecturer in the School of Professional Health Studies at York St John College. She is a member of the medical committee for the Dyspraxia Foundation.