Supporting the child with Dyspraxia in the classroom – essential tips and strategies

DCD (Dyspraxia)

DCD commonly known as Dyspraxia is a motor disorder that affect 1 in 20 children. Therefore, at least one child in every classroom will have dyspraxia.

Research evidence shows that the school can be challenge for some children with dyspraxia because they struggle with many class-based activities such as handwriting, fine motor activities, physical activities, playing on the yard, making friends, organisational skills, as well as physical and emotional regulation.

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After this course class teachers, special education teachers and special needs assistants will be able to:


recognise the core features of Dyspraxia that present in/outside the classroom

identify the handwriting difficulties associated with Dyspraxia, and how they affect the child’s engagement with literacy

select the key strategies/programmes that can be used to support the development of handwriting skills and fine motor skills

recognise the physical and emotional regulation difficulties and select from a range of strategies to improve regulation in the classroom and outside the classroom

identify the main executive functioning skill difficulties that affect the child with dyspraxias’ ability to independently self-manage their belongings, activities and actions

select and implement strategies that can help to improve self-management and organisational skills

describe the secondary mental health difficulties associated with dyspraxia

use tips and strategies to improve the social inclusion and well-being of the children with dyspraxia in school.

Identify, define and describe DCD from the perspective of children and young people who live with DCD, the Irish and international perspective.

Describe the neural mechanism associated with DCD and co-occurrence with neurodevelopmental disorders

Define how to diagnosis DCD in accordance with best practice guidelines and occupational therapy practice.

Select the most appropriate assessment tools necessary to assess DCD.

Identify the most appropriate (motor, cognitive, psychoeducation and social/emotional) interventions to treat and manage DCD for the child and family.

Design an occupation-focused and goal-oriented treatment plan for a hypothetical/real case study of a child with DCD.

Delivery method
Webinar on demand. (90 minutes)

Cost 10 euros

Booking space 50