Research suggests that between five and ten per cent of all children are dyspraxic. There is much debate about the nature of this disorder and many undiagnosed youngsters are denied access to treatment programmes. In most areas, specialist provision is a scarce resource and support, when available, is delivered through parent and teachers.
This manual aims to give parents, teachers and health professionals the confidence to diagnose and assess dyspraxia. Most importantly, it offers an intervention programme which will significantly improve cognitive functioning of the dyspraxic child or teenager.
The second edition provides:
- Background information on the neurological basis of the condition
- Strategies for identification, diagnosis and assessment
- Proven programmes for intervention which can be monitored by anyone closely involved with the child
- Strategies to improve curricular attainments