Date
01 April 2020

Support motor skills

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Key areas to support’

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Improve balance

Improve balance

Increase opportunities for indoor and outdoor physical activities throughout the school day.

Ideas to support handwriting

Ideas to support handwriting

Examples of recommended approaches and tools to support handwriting for students with Dyspraxia.
  • Avoid asking students to copy from the board.
  • Provide lined paper and easy-to-grip pencils
  • Encourage the student to use a tablet to take a photo of handwriting to access at their table.
  • Practice multi-sensory letter formation e.g. sandpaper letters, sand trays.
  • Offer a range of writing tools e.g. pens, pencils and felts
  • Offer a slant board or other inclined surfaces to rest their book or paper on.

Ideas for supporting coordination skills

Ideas for supporting coordination skills

Professor Amanda Kirby provides advice about activities to support coordination.

Where possible integrate these into classroom routines.

Video hosted on Youtube http://youtu.be/FCcNxbY1bmQ

Useful resources

Useful resources

File

Handwriting and dyspraxia

Publisher: Dyspraxia Foundation

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Website

To Write or to Type – That is the Question!

Publisher: CanChild, McMaster University

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Website

Children with coordination difficulties: a flyer for physical educators

Publisher: CanChild, McMaster University

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Key areas to support”:

Return to the guide “Dyspraxia and learning”

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