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Understanding motor skills in children with dyspraxia, ADHD, autism and other learning disabilities : a guide to improving coordination

By: Kurtz, Lisa A.
Series: JKP essentials series.Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008Description: 159 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781843108658.Subject(s): DYSPRAXIA | LEARNING DISABILITY | AUTISM | ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER | MOTOR SKILLS | COORDINATION | CHILDREN
Contents:
PART I: UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE OF MOTOR SKILLS|The development of motor skills|Finding professional help|PART II: PRACTICAL STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES FOR HOME AND SCHOOL|Promoting basic motor skills|Teaching independence in daily living skills|Addressing problems with classroom skills|The social impact of coordination difficulties
Summary: Explains how to recognise normal and abnormal development, when and how to seek help, and includes specific teaching strategies to help children with coordination difficulties succeed in the classroom, playground and home. Describes a wide range of therapeutic methods and provides a comprehensive list of resources.Review: Coordination problems often make everyday activities a challenge for children with learning disabilities. This accessible manual offers practical strategies and advice for helping children with coordination activities. Explains how to recognize normal and abnormal motor development, when and how to seek help and includes specific teaching strategies to help children with coordination difficulties succeed in the classroom, playground and home. Uses charts, diagrams and illustrations to outline key points. The charts in particular offering a quick reference or reminder. Includes a glossary and appendices which are full of useful information, including, inter alia, a description of tests and assessment tools, recommended reading (books and articles), helpful agencies and organisations, suppliers of toys, tests and other educational material (these latter two are UK and US based but all have websites). Intended for anyone caring for, or working with, children with developmental motor concerns.
List(s) this item appears in: Dyspraxia. August 2018 | Dyspraxia at school. Oct 2017 | Dyspraxia and ASD March 2019
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PART I: UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE OF MOTOR SKILLS|The development of motor skills|Finding professional help|PART II: PRACTICAL STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES FOR HOME AND SCHOOL|Promoting basic motor skills|Teaching independence in daily living skills|Addressing problems with classroom skills|The social impact of coordination difficulties

Explains how to recognise normal and abnormal development, when and how to seek help, and includes specific teaching strategies to help children with coordination difficulties succeed in the classroom, playground and home. Describes a wide range of therapeutic methods and provides a comprehensive list of resources.

Coordination problems often make everyday activities a challenge for children with learning disabilities. This accessible manual offers practical strategies and advice for helping children with coordination activities.
Explains how to recognize normal and abnormal motor development, when and how to seek help and includes specific teaching strategies to help children with coordination difficulties succeed in the classroom, playground and home.
Uses charts, diagrams and illustrations to outline key points. The charts in particular offering a quick reference or reminder.
Includes a glossary and appendices which are full of useful information, including, inter alia, a description of tests and assessment tools, recommended reading (books and articles), helpful agencies and organisations, suppliers of toys, tests and other educational material (these latter two are UK and US based but all have websites).
Intended for anyone caring for, or working with, children with developmental motor concerns.

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Yet another fantastic book which I've purchased my own copy. Will recommend to others.

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