This useful, resourceful and practical guide provides those working with dyspraxic and DCD children one hundred ideas of how to support and develop their learning. Lists cover the entire school age range and range from developing fine and gross motor skills to preparing children for their next transition either to the next stage of schooling or for their future careers.
Amanda Kirby has written four books on Dyspraxia and DCD for parents, health and education professionals and has an international reputation in the field. Lynne Peters is the centre manager at the Dyscovery Centre.
Introduction; - background to Dyspraxia; - explanation of developmental norms; Pre-school; - starting the day; - setting the environment; - communication with home; - coping with toilets and toileting; - snack time; - preparing for writing; - developing number skills; - games for developing balance; - development through play; Primary; - making the timetable dyspraxia and DCD friendly; - starting the day; - good communication; - strategies for playtime and lunch; - developing writing; - strengthening hand function; - developing fine motor skills; - developing gross motor skills; - study skills; - homework - working as a team; - developing ICT; - preparing for transition; Secondary; - making the timetable dyspraxia/DCD friendly; - communication between teachers; - communication skills in the classroom. - classroom layout; - lunchtimes - coping in a canteen; - developing social skills; - preparing for team games; - alternative physical activities; - reducing stress and anxiety; - setting up a buddy system; - building up self-esteem; - recording information in class; - goal setting; - careers ideas.