Living with Dyspraxia

Author: Mary Colley
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846425448
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For people with Developmental Dyspraxia, everyday life can pose a multitude of problems. Tasks the majority of people would find simple can often be taxing and fraught with difficulty. Living with Dyspraxia was written to help all adults with Dyspraxia tackle the everyday situations that many people take for granted. It is full of practical advice on everything from getting a diagnosis to learning how to manage household chores. Important topics are addressed, such as self-esteem, whether to disclose your condition within the workplace, how to communicate more effectively and also how Dyspraxia often interacts with other conditions, such as Dyslexia, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome. This practical resource will be of use to adults with Dyspraxia, the professionals and families members who come into contact with them as well as those who simply wish to learn more about Dyspraxia.

Dyspraxia

Author: Kate Ripley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317854756
Format: PDF
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The aim of this text is to promote an understanding of dyspraxia and movement development among professionals who work with children, and also to offer a text which is accessible to parents. It presents a cognitive processing model of dyspraxia from a developmental perspective, and addresses issues of social development in addition to the more easily observable motor planning difficulties which are associated with dyspraxia. The difficulties which may face the dyspraxic child at home and at school are described with strategies for managing their difficulties. Details are provided of the support services available and how they may be accessed.

Through the Eyes of a Dyslexic

Author: Andrew Purnell
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
ISBN: 1904697925
Format: PDF, ePub
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"I feel that this is the time to get rid of the stigma attached to mental health and help all the adults and children with dyslexia, dyspraxia and bullying as all these conditions are linked together." - Andrew Purnell Description Andrew's excellently direct and life-affirming book reveals what it is like to lead the life of dyslexic. With this book Andrew has given us all some insight into this very common decision with the aim of creating greater understanding of the condition. With 'Through the Eyes of a Dyslexic' Andrew makes the connection between dyslexia, the lesser known condition called dyspraxia and bullying. Andrew has experience of all these, as such he is best placed to write a book like this! About the Author Andrew Purnell is a dyslexic and has a keen interest in this area. He aims to create more awareness about this issue especially, with regards to education.

Coping with Dyspraxia

Author: Jill Eckersley
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 1847091652
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dyspraxia involves difficulties with physical co-ordination. Children with dyspraxia may find it hard to learn to write, tie shoelaces or join in PE lessons. Adults may find everyday activities problematic, driving, playing sport or, in some cases, even speaking clearly. This updated edition of Coping with Dyspraxia suggests ways to cope, at any stage of life. Topi include causes and diagnosis; children at nursery and school; teenagers and life skills; and support for adults. Conventional treatment and complementary therapies are also covered, along with sources of further information and help.

Neurodiversity in Higher Education

Author: David Pollak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470742267
Format: PDF
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This edited collection offers screening, teaching and practical support for specific learning differences in Higher Education Uses international case studies to explain how psychologists identify, assess and support a range of specific learning differences in students The higher education sector has come to terms with dyslexia, but todayâ??s students are disclosing a range of learning differences including dyspraxia, ADHD, Aspergerâ??s Syndrome and dyscalculia Institutions in all major Western countries are required by law to avoid disadvantaging students with special educational needs, so staff must be up to date on how to recognise and support them Supported by an already popular website, Brain HE, with extra materials and colour photographs

Making Inclusion Work for Children with Dyspraxia

Author: Lois Addy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134378033
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Drawing on their considerable experiences of the syndrome, as well as current research findings, the authors help teachers and other education professionals to better understand the needs of a dyspraxic child. Through practical strategies, they show how teachers can make all the difference to a child's ability to succeed in the classroom, and case studies show how parents, teachers and therapists can work together to facilitate learning. Whilst providing a unique insight and approach to the complex condition of dyspraxia, this lively, informative text also examines specific cases and scenarios, considering the perspectives of teachers and parents. It handles a range of crucial topics such as: * issues surrounding diagnosis * the developmental differences and characteristics of dyspraxia * conventional and alternative intervention strategies * an exploration of the pressure of families * ways of improving home/school liaison. Teachers, SENCOs and other educational professionals will find this book provides a wealth of essential information and guidance, whilst parents will also find much to support them in the daily care and welfare of their child.

Dyslexia

Author: Sylvia Moody
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134085788
Format: PDF, Docs
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Dyslexia: Surviving and Succeeding at College is a practical and easy-to-read guide for dyslexic and dyspraxic students. Clearly and simply written, in a dyslexia-friendly format, it addresses not just study skills, but also more general aspects of coping with student life. Each chapter includes step-by-step strategies which can be put into practice from the very first day at college. You will learn how to develop effective study skills such as: reading strategies to improve your accuracy and comprehension skills how to make your note-taking efficient and useful for essay writing feeling confident in contributing to seminars memory strategies for study and everyday life how to organise your time and plan your work. Sylvia Moody recognises that adapting to student life generally is as important as developing study skills. Guidance is given to assist you in finding your way around campus, building relationships with tutors, managing emotional development and preparing for the world of work. Full of invaluable self-help strategies, this book will empower you to improve your skills in all areas. The book will also be useful to subject tutors who wish to learn about dyslexia, and to dyslexia tutors and co-ordinators who want to give practical advice to their students. Dr Sylvia Moody is a freelance writer and psychologist specialising in adult dyslexia.

Hands On Dyspraxia

Author: Jill Christmas
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351688014
Format: PDF
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This is a practical working guide for parents, teachers and allied professionals, offering an understanding of dyspraxia, its underlying causes, strategies and helpful advice. It explains the terms used in dyspraxia, for example, proprioception, bilateral integration, vestibular, postural, cross lateral and tactile defensiveness. It outlines the impact that these issues can have in the class or home setting. It includes practical advice and strategies. This handbook will illuminate dyspraxia issues for people who have to deal with the outcome of having this condition. It provides medical/physiological understanding of the condition and will facilitate access to education and everyday living for the children in question.

Support for Learning Differences in Higher Education

Author: Geraldine Price
Publisher: Trentham Books Limited
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Specialist teacher assessors work increasingly in all sectors of British education. As key personnel in higher education institutions, they are responsible for conducting essential diagnostic psychometric assessments for students. In its guidance on assessment and identification of students with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) in higher education, the UK government identifies procedures for good practice. This book is a practitioner's guide for specialist teachers working with SpLD students in higher education institutions and provides the background to the practitioner's certificate introduced in 2006. It offers practical suggestions to aid specialist tutors who are supporting and assessing students from all academic fields. It indicates formats for assessments to help specialist tutors comply with the new regulations and helps tutors provide reasonable adjustments for students that do not compromise academic standards.