Supporting Young People with Motor and Sensory Challenges
This updated new edition is a practical guidebook for parents, teachers and other professionals supporting children with sensory and motor learning difficulties. It offers an understanding of developmental coordination disorder (DCD), and the impact that this can have in both home and school settings. Each chapter offers practical ‘hands-on’ strategies, activities and ideas for managing the effects of the condition as well as providing a sound medical and physiological understanding of the condition to facilitate access to education and everyday living.
Each chapter contains:
- A clear explanation of potential challenges that people with DCD and coexisting conditions face, with an introductory definition, along with reference to current terminology
- Exploration of the implications of these challenges on home life, educational and social environments
- Practical strategies and ideas to help the child or young person reach their full potential
Written by occupational therapists with extensive experience of DCD/dyspraxia and possible associated conditions, this book is structured in an accessible way, suitable for parents, carers, teachers or health professionals seeking guidance for the young people they support.
This is a must-read for anybody looking to support children and young people with this often misunderstood condition.
Table of Contents:
- Chapter 1: Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD): an overview
- Chapter 2: Other conditions that can coexist with DCD/Dyspraxia
- Chapter 3: Sensory integration
- Chapter 4: Eye and hand skills
- Chapter 5: Visual perception
- Chapter 6: Bilateral integration sequencing (BIS): Organising and working both sides of the body together
- Chapter 7: Primitive or baby reflexes
- Chapter 8: Daily living (self-care) skills
- Chapter 9: Additional exercises, activities and therapy Resources Professional Organisations Recommended Reading and References