Understanding Dyspraxia: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Understanding Dyspraxia: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

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By (author) Maureen Boon

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  • Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 241mm x 10mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 15 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849050694
  • ISBN 13: 9781849050692
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd ed.
  • Sales rank: 131,412

Product description

This fully-updated second edition of Helping Children with Dyspraxia has been revised to reflect current practice and developments, providing clear and positive answers to questions commonly asked by parents and teachers about dyspraxia. Maureen Boon draws on her considerable experience of working with children with movement disorders to identify the characteristics of dyspraxia, explaining assessment procedures and identifying what can be done to help. New reflections appear on concepts such as physical literacy and whether or not incidence of dyspraxia has increased, and in an overview of the characteristics and causes of the condition, a comprehensive update on how it is identified and assessed is provided. Terminology is reviewed, and the full range of therapeutic interventions that are available are outlined. New case studies and photographs are used to illustrate successful interventions in practice, and a helpful appendix with up-to-date details of useful publications, programmes, equipment and organisations is also included. Understanding Dyspraxia is a concise yet comprehensive handbook for parents and teachers. Its clear structure and practical, positive advice will make it an invaluable resource for anyone involved with a dyspraxic child.

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Author information

Maureen Boon recently retired as Headteacher of Vranch House, an independent school for children with physical disabilities in Exeter which provides therapeutic interventions for children with movement and associated disorders such as cerebral palsy and dyspraxia. She has worked with children with movement disorders for over thirty years, and previously taught in primary schools.

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The author clearly demonstrates her experience and empathy with the many issues which parents and teachers may encounter with people with dyspraxic difficulties... The book (...) provides clear examples, illustrated with photographs of interventions, strategies for movement and day to day living. Additionally, the appendices also provide useful starting points for those less familiar with basic hard copy and online resources. -- Patoss Bulletin 'The jargon-free language made the book very concise and easy to read and the clearly defined chapters make it easy to find particular information...The descriptive case studies throughout were a particular highlight to both myself and the parents.' -- Speech & Language Therapy in Practice, Lynsey McDowell, community paediatric therapist, Newry, Northern Ireland 'Understanding Dyspraxia is an invaluable guide for teachers and parents, offering in-depth analysis and advice on how to best meet the needs of these unique children.' -- ForeWord Reviews

Table of contents

Acknowledgements. 1. What is Dyspraxia? 2. What Causes Dyspraxia? 3. What are Children with Dyspraxia Like? 4. How are Children with Dyspraxia Identified? 5. How are Children with Dyspraxia Assessed? 6. Interventions in School: Primary or Elementary School. 7. Interventions in School: Secondary, Middle or High School and Further Education. 8. How Can Parents Help Their Child? 8. Therapeutic Interventions. 9. Leaving School. Appendix 1: Useful Information. Appendix 2: Useful Addresses and Websites. Bibliography. Index.