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Understanding Dyspraxia: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Professionals

2ed
  • ISBN-13: 9781849050692
  • Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
    Imprint: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
  • Author: Boon, Maureen
  • Price: AUD $31.99
  • Stock: 2 in stock
  • Availability: Order will be despatched as soon as possible.
  • Local release date: 13/09/2010
  • Format: Paperback (244.00mm X 176.00mm) 144 pages Weight: 278g
  • Categories: Disability: social aspects [JFFG]
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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, teachers and other professionals about dyspraxia. Maureen Boon draws on her considerable experience of working with children with speech and 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. This concise yet comprehensive handbook is an essential resource for parents and carers of children with dyspraxia as well as for teachers and other professionals.
1. What is Dyspraxia?; 2. Causes of Dyspraxia.; 3. What are children with Dyspraxia like?; 4. How are children with Dyspraxia identified?; 5. How are children with Dyspraxia assessed?; 6. Interventions at school.; 7. How can parents help their child?; 8. Therapeutic Interventions.; 9. Leaving School.; Appendix 1: Useful sources of information.; Appendix 2: Useful addresses. References. Index.
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