Understanding Dyspraxia – 2nd Edition: A guide for parents, teachers and professionals



Author: Maureen Boon

ISBN: 9781849050692

This fully-updated second edition of Helping Children with Dyspraxia reflects current practice and developments, providing clear and positive answers to questions commonly asked by parents and teachers about dyspraxia.

Maureen Boon draws on her considerable experience of working with children with movement disorders to identify the characteristics of dyspraxia, explaining assessment procedures and identifying what can be done to help. The latest research is included on developments such as physical literacy and whether or not incidence of dyspraxia has increased, and in an overview of the characteristics and causes of the condition, a comprehensive update on how it is identified and assessed is provided. Terminology is reviewed, and the full range of therapeutic interventions that are available is described. New case studies and photographs illustrate successful interventions in practise, and a helpful appendix with up-to-date details of publications, programmes, equipment and organisations is also included.

Understanding Dyspraxia is a concise yet comprehensive handbook for parents and teachers. It’s clear structure and practical, positive advice will make it an invaluable resource for anyone involved with a dyspraxic child.

About the author:

Maureen Boon is the Headteacher of Vranch House, an independent school for children with physical disabilities in Exeter. Vranch House is also a centre which provides therapeutic interventions for children with movement and associated disorders such as cerebral palsy and dyspraxia. She has worked with children with movement disorders for over 30 years, and previously taught in primary schools.



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