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Understanding Dyspraxia

Understanding Dyspraxia

A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Maureen Boon

Part of the JKP Essentials series

Quick Overview

This fully-updated second edition has been revised to reflect current practice and developments, providing clear and positive answers to questions commonly asked by parents and teachers about dyspraxia. Maureen Boon identifies the characteristics of dyspraxia, explaining assessment procedures and identifying what can be done to help.
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Paperback / softback
2010, 9.61in x 6.93in / 244mm x 176mm, 144pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-069-2
CA$22.95
Ebook
2010, ePUB, 144pp
ISBN: 978-0-85700-259-4
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CA$22.95

Description

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 and teachers about dyspraxia.

Maureen Boon draws on her considerable experience of working with children with 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.

Understanding Dyspraxia is a concise yet comprehensive handbook for parents and teachers. Its clear structure and practical, positive advice will make it an invaluable resource for anyone involved with a dyspraxic child.

Reviews

'The author clearly demonstrates her experience and empathy with the many issues which parents and teachers may encounter with people with dyspraxic difficulties... The book (...) provides clear examples, illustrated with photographs of interventions, strategies for movement and day to day living. Additionally, the appendices also provide useful starting points for those less familiar with basic hard copy and online resources.'
- Patoss Bulletin

'`The jargon-free language made the book very concise and easy to read and the clearly defined chapters make it easy to find particular information...The descriptive case studies throughout were a particular highlight to both myself and the parents.`'
- Speech & Language Therapy in Practice, Lynsey McDowell, community paediatric therapist, Newry, Northern Ireland

'`Understanding Dyspraxia is an invaluable guide for teachers and parents, offering in-depth analysis and advice on how to best meet the needs of these unique children.`'
- ForeWord Reviews

Authors

By (author): Maureen Boon