Up to ten per cent of the population is believed to suffer from some form of dyspraxia. Accessible and engaging, this practical guide provides teachers with tips and techniques for teaching students with dyspraxia. There are symptoms, there are problems, there are frustrations, there are tears. But there are strategies that can lead to positive outcomes. And while it is important to understand where it comes from, providing support and guidance is what this book is all about. From the introduction, this book will prove invaluable reading for everyone who works with young people. This new edition contains new chapters on cures and adolescence.
Geoff Brookes is Deputy Head of Cefn Hengoed School, Swansea. He regularly writes in the TES.
1. Introduction - What is Dyspraxia?; 2. The science; 3. Question time; 4. The dyspraxic child; 5. Behaviour; 6. Physiotherapy; 7. Apraxia; 8. How to teach a child with dyspraxia; 8. Pre-school and nursery; 9. Primary school; 10. Dyspraxia in the secondary school; 11. The importance of the form tutor; 12. Subjects in the secondary school; 13. Dyspraxia and the PE teacher; 14. Exams; 15. Education beyond 18; 16. Into adult life; Resources.