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Developmental Dyspraxia: Identification and Intervention / Edition 2
     

Developmental Dyspraxia: Identification and Intervention / Edition 2

by Madeleine Portwood, John O'Neill
 

ISBN-10: 1853469882

ISBN-13: 9781853469886

Pub. Date: 05/01/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Research suggests that between 5 and 10% of all children are dyspraxic. This new edition of Madeleine Portwood’s essential manual provides parents, teachers and health professionals with the confidence to diagnose and assess dyspraxia. Most importantly, it offers them an intervention programme which will significantly improve the cognitive functioning of the

Overview

Research suggests that between 5 and 10% of all children are dyspraxic. This new edition of Madeleine Portwood’s essential manual provides parents, teachers and health professionals with the confidence to diagnose and assess dyspraxia. Most importantly, it offers them an intervention programme which will significantly improve the cognitive functioning of the dyspraxic child or teenager. Updated in light of the author’s new and extensive research, the book provides the reader with:

  • Background information on the neurological basis of the condition
  • Strategies for indentification, diagnosis and assessment
  • Proven programmes of intervention which can be monitored by anyone closely involved with the child
  • Strategies to improve curricular attainments
  • Remediation activities to develop perceptual and motor skills
  • Programmes to develop self-esteem
  • Information about where to find help
  • Downloadable resources

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853469886
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction;

Development of the brain and the significance of diet;

What is Dyspraxia?;

Observable characteristics;

Research Evidence;

Behavioural problems: neurological? psychological?;

Intervention in the 'early years';

Intervention with primary and secondary age pupils;

Adults with Dyspraxia;

Epilogue; Appendices

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