Dyspraxia: how support a child with dyspraxia with Rosaline Van de Weyer
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Often 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!
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
DSM-5 – American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual
‘The Dyspraxic Learner’ by Alison Patrick
 Supporting a child with Asperger’s Syndrome with Zoe Short
 Dyslexia: How to support a child with Dyslexia with Debbie Abraham
 ADHD and ADD: Everything you need to support your child with Attention Deficit Disorder with Soli Lazarus
 SPD: Dealing with heightened senses and Sensory Processing Disorder with Becky Lyddon
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