Courses for Teachers and Professionals
Recognising and Helping Children with Motor Learning Difficulties (Dyspraxia) (Previously called ‘Dyspraxia for Teachers’)
Date of Next Course: To be arranged
Location: Oasis Room, St James’ Church, Clitheroe, Lancashire
Course Tutor: Julia Dyer MCSP BSc (Hons), Clinical Specialist in Developmental Coordination Disorder, Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner
Research has shown that between 6 – 10 % of the population have problems with motor coordination skills, on average 1 or 2 children in each primary school class. Many of these children’s problems remain unrecognised, it is a ‘hidden handicap’ which can lead to severe educational and social problems for the child. Many teachers do not feel that they have the skills to recognise and help these children in school.
The aim of this one day course is to provide primary school staff with an understanding of motor learning difficulties (including Dyspraxia and Developmental Coordination Disorder) and the everyday difficulties the children experience. Practical support strategies will be explored from both an educational and therapy perspective.
This course is suitable for SENCOs, class teachers and staff supporting children with motor learning difficulties in primary schools.The course is also suitable for health care professionals working with children with motor learning difficulties (eg physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, school nurses, nursery nurses, psychologists)
Outcomes of the course:
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Define and understand the term ‘dyspraxia’ and ‘developmental coordination disorder’
- Recognise indicators of dyspraxia /DCD in children’s work and behaviour
- Identify children with dyspraxia /DCD using both standardized and non-standardised checklists
- Have an awareness of how sensory processing problems impact on the child’s behaviour
- Develop a practical understanding of the problems the child encounters
- Develop strategies to assist the child in school
For more detailed information download the course programme here
Cost of course:
£140 for a single place
£250 for a double place (staff from same school/establishment)
Feedback from previous course participants:
"This was an excellent, USEFUL and well delivered course"
"Exceeded what I’d expected – very, very useful and helpful to develop good practice in school"
"Brilliant insight gained from interactive/physical session in the afternoon"
Learning Support Assistant
"Really enjoyed the day – one of the best courses I have been on!"