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Developmental Dyspraxia : Identification and Intervention: A Manual for Parents and Professionals - Madeleine Portwood

Developmental Dyspraxia

Identification and Intervention: A Manual for Parents and Professionals

Paperback Published: 21st January 1999
ISBN: 9781853465734
Number Of Pages: 224

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This second edition of Madeleine Portwood's successful manual aims to give parents, teachers and health professionals the confidence to diagnose and assess dyspraxia. Most importantly, it offers them an intervention programme which will significantly improve the cognitive functioning of the dyspraxic child or teenager. Updated in light of the author's new and extensive research, the book provides the reader with background information on the neurological basis of the condition; strategies for identification, diagnosis and assessment; proven programmes of intervention which can be monitored by anyone closely involved with the child; strategies to improve curricular attainments; remediation activities to develop perceptual and motor skills; programmes to develop self-esteem; and information about where to find help.

Introductionp. 1
Development of the brain and the significance of dietp. 5
What is dyspraxia?p. 16
Observable characteristicsp. 38
Research evidencep. 57
Behavioural problems: neurological? psychological?p. 84
Intervention in the 'early years'p. 91
Intervention with primary and secondary age pupilsp. 119
Adults with dyspraxiap. 163
Epiloguep. 178
Record sheets and prepared intervention materialp. 182
Useful names and addressesp. 201
Names and addresses of support agencies and educational suppliersp. 206
Bibliographyp. 211
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9781853465734
ISBN-10: 1853465739
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 21st January 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition