Understanding Developmental Dyspraxia: A Textbook for Students and Professionals [NOOK Book]

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This textbook will appeal to professionals in the field and to undergraduate and postgraduate students preparing for careers in teaching, physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, psychology, nursing and general practice." "An emphasis is placed on the theoretical aspects of Developmental Dyspraxia, the latest research data and the neurological basis of the condition - yet the focus is to enable professionals to diagnose the disorder and determine the most appropriate and ...
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Understanding Developmental Dyspraxia: A Textbook for Students and Professionals

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Overview

This textbook will appeal to professionals in the field and to undergraduate and postgraduate students preparing for careers in teaching, physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, psychology, nursing and general practice." "An emphasis is placed on the theoretical aspects of Developmental Dyspraxia, the latest research data and the neurological basis of the condition - yet the focus is to enable professionals to diagnose the disorder and determine the most appropriate and effective methods of intervention.

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Editorial Reviews

Kersti Pettit-Kekel
Developmental dyspraxia is a frequently undiagnosed disorder in children and adolescents, affecting between two and ten percent of the population. There is a high comorbidity with other disorders including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autistic spectrum disorders. This textbook provides updated research, assessment techniques, and intervention strategies. Also included is a resource guide for the U.K. The purpose is to address aspects of developmental dyspraxia ranging from etiology through treatment. This is excellent resource presents technical information and practical guidelines for professionals working with this population. The target audience is professionals and students in education, physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, psychology, nursing, and general practice. It is also useful for pediatricians, psychiatrists, and families of children and adolescents with developmental dyspraxia. The author is recognized as an authority in this field and has contributed extensive research and development of intervention programs. This text begins with a definition of dyspraxia and provides the neurologic basis for the disorder. This is followed by the identifiable characteristics and assessment tools used to sake a diagnosis. Parent observations and clinical assessment from a multidisciplinary team are felt to be critical aspects of the diagnosis. Legal information and intervention strategies as well as specific case studies provide practical information for professionals. The appendixes containing resources available in the U.K. are highly beneficial to professionals and families in that area. This is an excellent text on developmental dyspraxia. It iscomprehensive guide with practical application for both professionals and families. While several chapters are pertinent only to the U.K. the theoretical aspects, diagnostic information, and treatment strategies are beneficial to professionals worldwide.
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Reviewer: Kersti Pettit-Kekel, BS, OTR/L(Oregon Health and Science University)
Description: Developmental dyspraxia is a frequently undiagnosed disorder in children and adolescents, affecting between two and ten percent of the population. There is a high comorbidity with other disorders including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autistic spectrum disorders. This textbook provides updated research, assessment techniques, and intervention strategies. Also included is a resource guide for the U.K.
Purpose: The purpose is to address aspects of developmental dyspraxia ranging from etiology through treatment. This is excellent resource presents technical information and practical guidelines for professionals working with this population.
Audience: The target audience is professionals and students in education, physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, psychology, nursing, and general practice. It is also useful for pediatricians, psychiatrists, and families of children and adolescents with developmental dyspraxia. The author is recognized as an authority in this field and has contributed extensive research and development of intervention programs.
Features: This text begins with a definition of dyspraxia and provides the neurologic basis for the disorder. This is followed by the identifiable characteristics and assessment tools used to sake a diagnosis. Parent observations and clinical assessment from a multidisciplinary team are felt to be critical aspects of the diagnosis. Legal information and intervention strategies as well as specific case studies provide practical information for professionals. The appendixes containing resources available in the U.K. are highly beneficial to professionals and families in that area.
Assessment: This is an excellent text on developmental dyspraxia. It is comprehensive guide with practical application for both professionals and families. While several chapters are pertinent only to the U.K. the theoretical aspects, diagnostic information, and treatment strategies are beneficial to professionals worldwide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136605697
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/13/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 347
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Defining dyspraxia 1
2 Dyspraxia: the neurological basis 9
3 Developmental differences between the sexes 19
4 Observable characteristics 27
5 Neuropsychological assessment 41
6 Parental observations and clinical assessment 57
7 The role of the Education and Health Authorities in identifying and making provision for children with special educational needs 81
8 Optimising the educational environment 97
9 Intervention in a residential setting: Elemore Hall School 117
10 The future 127
App. 1 The Dyspraxia Foundation 131
App. 2 Dyspraxia Foundation publications 133
App. 3 List of local Dyspraxia Foundation co-ordinators 151
App. 4 Useful names and addresses 153
References 157
Index 165
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