Inclusion for Children with Dyspraxia: A Handbook for Teachers

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This book is about children with dyspraxia: developmental co-ordination disorders (DCD) and what teachers and other professionals can do to promote their learning and their social inclusion in a mainstream setting. The author addresses issues which affect access to the curriculum in Key Stages 1-4 and offers strategies to support children which have proved effective to experienced practitioners and can be managed in a group or class context. A key component of the book is an understanding of the emotional and ...

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This book is about children with dyspraxia: developmental co-ordination disorders (DCD) and what teachers and other professionals can do to promote their learning and their social inclusion in a mainstream setting. The author addresses issues which affect access to the curriculum in Key Stages 1-4 and offers strategies to support children which have proved effective to experienced practitioners and can be managed in a group or class context. A key component of the book is an understanding of the emotional and social needs of children with dyspraxia.

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This book shows teaches and other professionals how to promote learning and social inclusion of children with dyspraxia and developmental coordination disorders (DCD) in a regular classroom. A key component of the book is an analysis of the emotional and social needs of children with dyspraxia. Guidelines are provided on intervention strategies, and case studies illustrate how strategies might be implemented. Ripley is senior educational psychologist for East Sussex County Council. The book is distributed in the US by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781853467622
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/12/2001
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 11.69 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 An Introduction to Praxis 1
2 The Assessment of Dyspraxia: A Team Approach 11
3 The Role of the Teacher in the Assessment of Developmental Dyspraxia 16
4 The Social and Emotional Implications of Dyspraxia 26
5 Key Issues for Key Stages 1 and 2 33
6 Key Issues for Key Stages 3 and 4 55
7 Case Study Examples of Interventions through Key Stages 1-4 69
8 Activities to Develop Motor Skills and Self-esteem 76
App. I Motor Development 99
App. II Overview of the Developmental Stages for Achieving Pencil Control 100
App. III Handwriting Norms 101
App. IV Motor Skills Checklist used for the Esteem Clubs 102
App. V Observation Checklists for Motor Skills 103
References 105
Index 107
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