Introduction; - background to Dyspraxia; - explanation of developmental norms; Pre-school; - starting the day; - setting the environment; - communication with home; - coping with toilets and toileting; - snack time; - preparing for writing; - developing number skills; - games for developing balance; - development through play; Primary; - making the timetable dyspraxia and DCD friendly; - starting the day; - good communication; - strategies for playtime and lunch; - developing writing; - strengthening hand function; - developing fine motor skills; - developing gross motor skills; - study skills; - homework - working as a team; - developing ICT; - preparing for transition; Secondary; - making the timetable dyspraxia/DCD friendly; - communication between teachers; - communication skills in the classroom. - classroom layout; - lunchtimes - coping in a canteen; - developing social skills; - preparing for team games; - alternative physical activities; - reducing stress and anxiety; - setting up a buddy system; - building up self-esteem; - recording information in class; - goal setting; - careers ideas.
Amanda Kirby has written four books on Dyspraxia and DCD for parents, health and education professionals and has an international reputation in the field. Lynne Peters is the centre manager at the Dyscovery Centre.
"What a brilliant book! If only more were written in this user-friendly, dip in and out of, so very helpful way!" "This book, scores top marks for helping busy people to save time while not compromising on quality or research-based information to help us in our everyday practice." "It will educate and arm the reader with 100 practical ideas to enhance and develop learning." Martine Horvath, Early Years Educator, August 2007--Sanford Lakoff