Downloads from the Dyspraxia Foundation
This page contains all our downloads. To select an article click on the heading, you will then be asked to supply a relevant e-mail address on a new screen, an e-mail will then be sent to you with a link to start or open the downlaod. Paper copies of all these downloads can be purchased in the online shop for a very reasonable price:
A review of the last years progress for the Foundation.
I am delighted to report on a successful year for the Dyspraxia Foundation. Without doubt, our new website has been the highlight of the year.
This year has been more stable financially and we have seen an encouraging rise in donations and fundraising as well as successful applications for awards and grants.
If you consider that your child could have Developmental Co-ordination Disorder sometimes known as Dyspraxia, you may want this confirmed.
From an occupational therapist’s perspective, praxis consists of three components: ideation, planning and execution. A child must present with difficulties with ideation or planning for it to be considered a dyspraxia.
Paediatric occupational therapy uses purposeful activity and play to “work with the child to help him or her attain the highest possible quality of life. The occupational therapist assesses the child and uses therapeutic techniques and activities to help
The main element of the physiotherapist’s assessment will involve assessing skills to determine whether the child is carrying them out either to an age-appropriate level or with the quality that would be expected.
Motor development influences intellectual, social and emotional development. Through play a child will learn and practice her/his gross motor skills and co-ordination skills until s/he perfects them.
Children with developmental verbal dyspraxia have difficulty in making and co-ordinating the precise movements required for the production of clear speech, and yet there is no evidence of damage to nerves or muscles...
One of the primary symptoms of dyspraxia is poor handwriting. This is due to poor motor skills, perceptual dysfunction and erratic organisation and motor planning. Due to the volume of writing required in school today, difficulties in this area have...
The terms "alternative" or "complementary" are used to refer to non-traditional methods of diagnosing, preventing, or treatment of conditions.
For those students who have dyspraxia and / or learning disabilities, their difficulties may mean they need extra help and support to be able to take part in exams. This article aims to answer some of the more common questions and give an idea of the time
The Scottish Qualifications Authority have special assessment arrangements that ensure that candidates have fair opportunities to show that they can achieve the standards required for Units and Courses.
These activities and games can be enjoyed in PE lessons, or in clubs and groups. They have been chosen because they are fun for all children; and are particularly helpful for those who have co-ordination difficulties.
This list gives examples of games available in shops and through mail order, which may be suitable to assist with specific difficulties that are associated with dyspraxia.
The tactile system is our sense of touch through different sensory receptors in our skin. It is through the tactile system that we first receive information about the world when we come out from the womb environment.
There are a number of different ways of describing bullying, but a more common definition is repeated and deliberate abuse over a period of time. Bullying does not take account of age or sex, but tends to happen more often in social settings...
There are lots of different ways of describing bullying, but it usually means having something nasty or horrible done to you, usually by other children, lots of times. Bullying can happen at school, in class, in the toilets, at playtime or lunchtime...
Complete this form if you wish to join the Foundation. The membership period is from 1st April to 31st March. Subscriptions are renewed on 1st April. If joining after 1st January, renewal subscription will not be due in the same calander year.