[51] Dyspraxia: how support a child with dyspraxia with Rosaline Van de Weyer

Dyspraxia: how to best support your child with Rosaline Van de WeyerOften overlooked and misdiagnosed – dyspraxia affects 1 in 10 in the UK. In this week’s episode, we’re joined by dyspraxia and neurological expert Rosaline Van de Weyer, to learn more about the condition. We uncover how as a parent you can best support your child, learning strategies for students, and how schools have improved with more multi-sensory learning techniques – and even how a smartphone can help you!

About Rosaline

As a qualified occupational therapist with a special interest in neurological practice, Rosaline is the Director of Dyspraxia UK and provides regular clinical work. With many qualifications in this area, she is also a qualified handwriting tutor and is trained in the use of an innovative ‘serious play’ technique using Lego. With a son who has dyspraxia, she knows first-hand the importance of understanding the challenges children face.

What we cover on the show

What is dyspraxia?

Tasks dyspraxic children find difficult

The signs that your child might be dyspraxic

Other learning differences that often present themselves alongside dyspraxia

How dyspraxia is diagnosed and how to find support

How parents can help their child overcome the difficulties that dyspraxia brings

Advice to parents about how to communicate with schools and teachers about what helps their child to learn and achieve

The importance of multi-sensory learning

What is Developmental Coordination Disorder (DSD)?

Connect with Rosaline

Dyspraxia UK

Twitter: @dyspraxiauk

Resources

Dyspraxia Foundation

DSM-5 – American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual

‘The Dyspraxic Learner’ by Alison Patrick

Related Podcasts

[18] Supporting a child with Asperger’s Syndrome with Zoe Short

[19] Dyslexia: How to support a child with Dyslexia with Debbie Abraham

[25] ADHD and ADD: Everything you need to support your child with Attention Deficit Disorder with Soli Lazarus

[35] SPD: Dealing with heightened senses and Sensory Processing Disorder with Becky Lyddon

Over to you…

I'd love to know what you think about the ideas I've shared here. Let me know in the comments below!

Useful links

My book, The Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take.

Ten Steps to Exam Success download.

Supportive Parents, Successful Students facebook group

Lucy on twitter: @LucyCParsons

Contact Lucy by email: lucy@lifemoreextraordinary.com

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