Training can be provided for parents, professionals and community groups on a variety of topics. Examples include:
Developmental Coordination Disorder and Dyspraxia
Find out more about Dyspraxia and Developmental Co-ordination Disorder.
- Definitions, prevalence and current research
- Common difficulties at home and school
- Tips for helping children with co-ordination difficulties
- An introduction to handwriting difficulties and using scissors
- Pre-requisite skills and considerations for beginning and developing handwriting.
- Readiness for handwriting and pre-writing activities.
- Assessing handwriting at school.
- Planning intervention programmes.
- Secondary pupils: developing handwriting fluency, addressing on-going difficulties, examination considerations, use of technology and organisational skills.
- Common difficulties and diagnoses including Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) and Dyspraxia.
- Assessment in the school environment.
- Intervention for improving motor skills (including Gym Trail and other group activities).
Practical workshops can also be arranged to develop skills and knowledge. Topics include:
- Gross and fine motor exercises.
- Handwriting tools and equipment.
- Grips and grasps.
- Scissor skills.
- Adaptive equipment.