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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 9: A Parent's Perspective
A Parent's Perspective
This chapter has been written by Diane Jenkins, a parent of a child who has been diagnosed with dyspraxia. The chapter reflects her experiences of having a child with dyspraxia. It also provides an overview of how a group of local parents went about setting up a parents group for children with coordination difficulties.
I am the mother of a 12-year-old son, Dale. Dale is dyspraxic. He was born in July 1992 with a very quick delivery but no complications, a much wanted first child for my husband and I. Difficulties arose immediately at the hospital, with Dale being unable to feed properly and scoring low on paediatric checks, but nothing really alarming so no cause for concern. We spoke ...