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‘A wealth of ideas and opinions providing usable ways forward for colleagues in mainstream to best support their pupils with DCD. I can wholeheartedly recommend it’ – Afasic News `This book has pulled together the expertise of a number of well-known professionals. We like the way Nichola Jones 'sets the scene', and outlines the child's main difficulties in the education environment… [T]his is a very practical book offering plenty of ideas in an area where teachers often have less confidence to put a programme in place' - SATIPS `This is an accessible overview of issues pertaining to the inclusion of children and young people wit Dyspraxia/developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD). Nichola Jones has drawn together contributions form a wider range of experts in the Dyspraxia field ...
Chapter 3: Developing Service Provision in Schools
Developing Service Provision in Schools
Why LEAs and Schools Need to Consider Provision
When children have difficulty performing everyday motor tasks, the problem can impact on their self-esteem, on how they interact with other children as well as on their behaviour and academic performance. Helping children with these difficulties access the curriculum as early as possible can prevent the development of secondary problems including low self-esteem and behavioural difficulties.
What Needs to be in Place?
Local education authorities (LEAs) and schools need to consider a framework they can put in place to develop local provision (see Fig. 3.1). In the first instance raising awareness of the difficulties youngsters with poor coordination may have will need to be considered. This could be done through school ...