Developmental Disorders – Specialist Subjects : Dyspraxia

Developmental Dyspraxia: Identification and Intervention

(Reference #S/DEV4FU)
Author: Madeleine Portwood

Aims to give parents, teachers and health professionals the confidence and know-how to diagnose and assess dyspraxia. The text includes: 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.


Development and function of the brain; what is dyspraxia and how is it assessed?; assessing the junior age child; research; remediation programmes in the early years; remediation programmes for older pupils; appendices – proformas and additional material, external agencies providing motor skills programmes for early years, names and addresses of suppliers.

Price: £16.00

Dyspraxia – a guide for teachers and parents

(Reference #S/DYS17FU)
Authors: Kate Ripley, Bob Daines and Jenny Barrett

The aim of this text is to promote an understanding of dyspraxia and movement development among professionals who work with children, and also to offer a text which is accessible to parents. It presents a cognitive processing model of dyspraxia from a developmental perspective, and addresses issues of social development in addition to the more easily observable motor planning difficulties which are associated with dyspraxia.

The difficulties which may face the dyspraxic child at home and at school are described with strategies for managing their difficulties. Details are provided of the support services available and how they may be accessed.


An introduction to dyspraxia; the developmental perspective; identification and assessment of dyspraxia; developmental dyspraxia; whole body movement and body image; physical play, dressing, drawing and handwriting, feeding and eating, speech and language; living with dyspraxia.

Price: £14.00

Dyspraxia in the Early Years – Identifying and supporting children with movement difficulties

(Reference #S/DYS19FU)
Author: Christine McIntyre

This text shows professionals who are working in early years settings how to understand the specific difficulties a child with dyspraxia may encounter. It encourages them to consider the wider implications of the disorder for both home and school environments. The author demonstrates clearly and practically: how existing classroom conditions and routines can be adapted to encompass the needs of the child with dyspraxia or motor difficulties; the checklists and oservation schedules which can be used to give a fuller picture of the problems facing such a child; how to breakdown the basic movement patterns into different competency levels so that progress can be made via appropriate teaching points; and how analysing the movement patterns of a child can reveal their cognitive development.


A conceptual framework for accurate diagnosis; the implications of dyspraxia; the development of movement patterns; helping children to cope at home and school; obtaining specialist help.

Price: £13.00

Understanding Developmental Dyspraxia

(Reference #S/UND9FU)
Author: Madeleine Portwood

In this text, the emphasis is placed on the theoretical aspects of developmental dyspraxia, the latest research data and the neurological basis of the condition. The focus is to enable professionals to diagnose the disorder and determine the most appropriate and effective methods of intervention.

Price: £16.00