Course Cost:

Non Members: £195 (excluding VAT)

Members: £175.50 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 1 day

Venue address:
Heath House Training & Conference Centre, Cheadle Rd, Uttoxeter, Staffs, ST14 7BY

Course Date

01 January 2020

Course Time

09:30 to 15:45

Dyspraxia in the primary school

Dyspraxia is often considered to be a purely physical difficultly. There is much more to it than that. Dyspraxia can affect any or all areas of development – physical, emotional, social, intellectual, sensory and language.

This training is for staff who want to understand more about dyspraxia and support children both in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities so that academic performance can be improved for the individuals concerned.

In-School Training

This course is available as in-school training.

Aimed at

Teachers, learning support assistants and SENCOs in primary and middle schools.

Full course details

Dyspraxia in children is becoming more common, yet generally, people know little about this condition. Those with dyspraxia can be overlooked in the classroom, often perceived to be clumsy, immature or lacking concentration. A child might have difficulty accurately throwing a ball or using scissors, may struggle to copy or accurately follow instructions be they verbal or written. They can become socially isolated for not being able to do what others can and can become confused or upset when challenged for not doing what is expected. There are a variety of symptoms and the condition is not straightforward. This one-day course aims to work alongside staff to help them to understand the different forms of dyspraxia and what it might feel like to have it. It explores the symptoms including gross and fine motor skills, auditory and visual perception, language, and emotional and social issues and considers how learners may be supported so that academic performance can be improved for the individuals concerned. By the end of the course participants will:

  • 1. have a better understanding of dyspraxia;
  • 2. have developed some strategies to support learners;
  • 3. know where to go for additional support.;
  • 4. have shared experiences.

Session timetable

Session 1 9:30-10:45

  • Introductions.
  • Identifying the different aspects of dyspraxia, including gross motor skills; fine motor skills.
  • Practical examples of what it may be like to have dyspraxia.
Session 2 11:00-12:15
  • Identifying the different aspects of dyspraxia, including auditory perception; visual perception; language; emotional and social issues.
  • Practical examples of what it may be like to have dyspraxia.
  • Overlap with other conditions.
Session 3 1:00-2:15
  • Exploring teaching and support styles.
  • Sharing experiences
  • Why pupils may feel angry.
Session 4 2:30-3:45
  • Strategies to support those with dyspraxia and how to improve the classroom environment.
  • Feedback.

Tutor Information and Related Courses

Tutor information The tutor is a creative, practical trainer, who has a history of supporting people with learning differences, those who may have mental health issues and those who lack confidence in learning. She also supports, in whatever way required, those who teach, work or live with children or adults with these particular needs. Her Ed.D was based on understanding if and how developing confidence and motivation in the classroom made a difference to academic improvement and brought a change in people’s lives. A highly experienced tutor, she teaches those with complex emotional and academic needs in a children’s home, is a mentor at Bangor University and supports both children and adults on a one to one basis who need confidence with learning. She is incredibly passionate about her work and believes that any ability, when sensitively and appropriately channelled, can be developed to realise potential. Furthermore, she has worked as an educational consultant in a hospital for young people and adults with acquired brain injuries and/or autism; has been a trustee and trainer for ParentLink, an organisation that supports families of children with special needs; and she was a board member at Bournemouth University. Related Courses An introduction to Asperger’s syndrome, Tourette’s syndrome, dyspraxia and ADHD- for details click here NEW COURSE: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Understanding, engaging & supporting- for details click here NEW COURSE: Dyscalculia: more than numbers - struggling with maths across the primary curriculum- for details click here

Membership special offers

06 October 2016 1 place: £175+VAT pp 2 places: £160+VAT pp 3 places: £150+VAT pp

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