Managing Dyspraxia in the Classroom
How to ensure that students with Dyspraxia in your classroom benefit from your understanding of their needs
It is recommended that you complete Understanding Dyspraxia before commencing this short two-hour CPD course. Once students have a comprehensive understanding of this developmental disorder, they will take away the most from the knowledge on this course.
Teaching children with Dyspraxia must involve a full understanding of the condition. However, research has shown that the majority of educators have just a basic knowledge of Dyspraxia at best, despite there being at least one child who meets the criteria in every classroom on average. Many educators can see the frustration in the eyes of the child and know that they are trying so hard but the information just does not seem to be sticking. At the same time, teachers may be aware that there is no issue with the child's intellectual capacity; rather, the child does not have the same ability to connect the different parts of information. Reading, writing, remembering, coordinating and organising knowledge can be extremely difficult and teachers may be at a loss as to what to do. Useful hand-writing aids, time management techniques, assistive technology, routines and movement breaks are all discussed in this course in order to give teachers strategies that they can implement in their classroom. When you've met one child with Dyspraxia, you've met one child with Dyspraxia so a combination of these may work for one child and a totally different combination may work for another. Overall, students on this course will come away will a wealth of hands-on practical solutions for immediate and effective use in their classroom.
Lorraine Lynch is CEO and Founder of the Child Psychology Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Studies and English, a Higher Diploma in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Health Psychology. Lorraine is also the author of two books designed to promote children’s wellness - #100happydays4kids and Closing Saor’s Day.