Further information about this Talk
The Dyscovery Centre:
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100 Ideas for Supporting Pupils with Dyspraxia and DCD
Mapping SEN: Routes Through Identification to Intervention
Dyspraxia: Developmental Co-ordination Disorder
Key Points Covered in this talk:
- What is dyspraxia?: Children with co-ordination difficulties can be given a lot of different names. The most common term in the UK is dyspraxia. Another common term is developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD). The condition is associated with fine motor co-ordination problems (things like using a pen and getting dressed); gross motor problems (such as catching a ball and running around); and balance tasks (such as walking along a wall and climbing up the stairs). Children with a dyspraxia diagnosis or DCD diagnosis may have different patterns of these difficulties. i.e. some would have more of the fine motor difficulties; some would have more of the big movement problems; and others would have more of the balance problems. There is therefore considerable variance amongst those diagnosed with dyspraxia.