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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.

Aimed at

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

Course objectives

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.

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