At times, because of social naivety, lack of understanding of the world around them, cognitive differences, or a desire for friendship young people with dyspraxia/DCD (and other co-existing conditions) may find themselves brushing shoulders with the criminal justice system. It is a scary and unforgiving environment and this information is meant to help people to navigate the system and to suggest that teachers may like to open up discussion.
A whole range of free downloadable information sheets relating to dyspraxia/DCD. Please feel free to browse at your leisure.These ar of interest to teachers, TA's, carers, parents and anyone with an interest in dyspraxia and how to support best practice.
This toolkit was developed by the Dyspraxia Foundation.The toolkit offers a wealth of information and practical suggestions to help parents address the daily challenges experienced by children with dyspraxia/DCD at home, at school and in their leisure activities. The techniques and tools included in this toolkit will help parents/carers build their child’s independence and resilience, ensuring they can reach their potential in all areas of life. It is available in e format only.
Gill Dixon is an ex nurse, teacher, Author and Mother of two sons with Dyspraxia/DCD. She is also a former Trustee of the Dyspraxia Foundation. Here she looks at what dyspraxia/DCD is (and isn't) in an accessible, informative way and focuses on the positives. She also emphasises the need for empathy.
An excellent printable leaflet for those working in the post -16 sector. These look at concerns, the reasons that they occur and offer strategies/accommodations to support the student who displays these difficulties. Practical and easy to follow.
A comprehensive introduction to dyspraxia with quick and easy e-links to relevant information on the Dyspraxia Foundation website. The book covers diagnosis, what dyspraxia is and isn't, its impact, movement difficulties, family issues, visual learning difficulties,support strategies and more. It features a unique and extremely valuable chapter on visual learning Difficulties. Only available as an e-book.