Hands on Dyspraxia: Developmental Coordination Disorder: Supporting Young People with Motor and Sensory Challenges

2nd Edition

Jill Christmas, Rosaline Van de Weyer

Routledge
December 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 110 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138600973 - CAT# K387942

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Summary

This updated new edition is a practical guidebook for parents, teachers and other professionals supporting children with sensory and motor learning difficulties. It offers an understanding of development co-ordination disorder (DCD), and the impact that this can have in both home and school settings. Each chapter offers practical ‘hands-on’ strategies, activities and ideas for managing the effects of the condition as well as providing a sound medical and physiological understanding of the condition to facilitate access to education and everyday living.

Each chapter contains:

  • A clear explanation of potential challenges that people with DCD and coexisting conditions face, with an introductory definition, along with reference to current terminology
  • Exploration of the implications of these challenges on home life, educational and social environments
  • Practical strategies and ideas to help the child or young person reach their full potential

Written by Occupational Therapists with extensive experience of DCD/Dyspraxia and possible associated conditions. This book is structured in an accessible way, suitable for: parents, carers, teachers or health professionals seeking guidance for the young people they support. This is a must read for anybody looking to support children and young people with this often misunderstood condition.

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