Speaker: Cathy Parvin, Education Officer for the West Midlands Dyspraxia Foundation
Dyspraxia also sometimes called DCD (Developmental Coordination Disorder) is defined by the Dyspraxia Foundation as 'An impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement and in many individuals there may be associated problems of language, perception and thought'
According to the Dyspraxia Foundation there are between one to three children in every class of thirty affected to some degree by Dyspraxia or closely related problems. Many professionals working with children are noticing an increase in the number of children exhibiting these tendencies. As a charity we are increasingly being approached to give advice and guidance to professionals working within the Early Years and Primary school setting. The aim of the session is to give a background understanding of Dyspraxia, how it affects the child in their everyday life and some simple strategies professionals can implement to support the children and their families within their setting. The benefit of giving appropriate intervention and support to these children in these vital early years is immeasurable in terms of them overcoming their difficulties and going on to lead full and successful lives as adults. Having professionals who understand them is key to this.
Refreshments: 3.45pm (Ground floor foyer)
Lecture: 4.15 - 5.30pm (VJLT)
From 5:30 – 6:00pm Cathy Parvin will be available to answer any questions. A selection of books and resources will also be on display.