Speaker: Professor Amanda Kirby | Date: Thursday 19 Mar 2009 | Time: 15:00
simulation rachat de credit on 19/02/2011 tres interessant, merci
MFR on 12/10/2010 rachael - Yawn, typically ignorant misinformed response. I have dyspraxia (alone) and teach children with dyslexia. Dyslexia and dyspraxia can occur separately or together, and they occur across social classes and cultures. This has nothing to do with politics.
anne k on 06/10/2010 I found this talk very representative of the real experience we have had as a family since one of our children was diagnosed as dyspraxic. Although the diagnosis can be helpful in understanding the condition I feel it is all too easy to use it as a label and not explore the reality of how to make life work for a child with these different abilities. It can be devastating to a child's self esteem if they think that they will never be any goood at certain things and that there is no point trying. My child was told by her teacher that she wasn't any good at handwriting and that she should just accept it.She has won several prizes for creative writing but she could have been discouraged following those negative comments.
rachael on 05/05/2010 Dr Amanda Kirby gives a talk to parents on how to direct their(middle class)children and help them reach their full potential. Ms Kirby assumes that your child might have dyspraxia and goes on to say that they may also have 'other bits stuck to them.' I'm afraid it is very hard to take this talk seriously.
clifford scamara on 12/03/2010 Just wanted to say I am very impressed with your insight and knowledge concerning dyslexia. I am extremely dyslexic and was tutored all my life. And still can't read or write. Using a speech program I wrote a book called beating dyslexia./discovering the genius in you. I talk about how important it is for parents to focus on their strengths and their talents. Even after being tutored hundreds of thousands of hours I still can't read or write. And in spite of all of this I have managed to be very successful. My creative side became my ticket out. And parents need to hear that they should focus as you mentioned were there strengths are. They say often that Dyslexics are great lateral thinker often for myself this has been very true and has opened many doors for me in Hollywood. Life has been good. I blame it on dyslexia. My book can be found at www dyslexiabook.org
Amy on 12/01/2010 Interesting talk. I think there is definitlely a dyslexia dyspraxia link and I'm sure that dyslexia dyspraxia tendencies often go together.
About this talk: Amanda Kirby describes the co-occurrence of learning difficulties (also known as comorbidity) and how dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD overlap. She discusses the importance of the whole child approach when assessing if your child has any learning issues.
About the speaker: Amanda Kirby is Medical Director of the Dyscovery Centre in Cardiff. She is a leading expert in dyspraxia (DCD) and related conditions with several best-selling books on the subject.
For more information and guidance about dyspraxia and other learning difficulties please visit the Dyscovery Centre's dedicated parent information site: parent+. For information regarding the Dyscovery Centre's upcoming holiday courses please see the pdf at the bottom of this page. The Dyscovery Centre assesses, supports and provides guidance to children, families and adults who have dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, behavioural problems and language difficulties.
Amanda Kirby's recently published books include the following (please click on them to buy from Amazon):
Overlapping developmental disorders: It is very common for dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders and specific language impairments to occur at the same time. This is often known as co-occurrence or comorbidity of learning difficulties. Your child may have a mixture of learning difficulties which overlap. It is therefore important to consider the whole child when assessing difficulties. The primary symptom may be the diagnosis your child first gets rather than diagnosing all the problems.
What parents can do to help: If there is co-occurrence or comorbidity (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD) then it is crucial to ensure that your child feels supported, has good self-esteem, and to seek out and harness strengths. Also it is important to find ways round difficulties through changing the environment your child is in and focusing on strengths to ensure they are in situations where they can feel comfortable.
What is Dyslexia?: In this talk Jane Emerson provides an introduction to dyslexia. She gives an insightful view as to the causes, symptoms and effects of dyslexia.
What is Dyspraxia (DCD)?: Professor Amanda Kirby, a leading expert on dyspraxia gives a talk on 'What is dyspraxia / developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD)?'. She describes the symptoms and ways that parents can help their children with dyspraxia.
What Causes Dyslexia?: Professor John Stein outlines the causes of dyslexia. He describes the genetic background to dyslexia and how nutrition and the immune system contribute to auditory and visual attention difficulties.
What is ADHD?: Fintan O'Regan gives an introduction into ADHD. He considers the symptoms of ADHD, types of ADHD, causes of ADHD, diagnosis of ADHD and implications of ADHD.