Redbridge SERC

Dyspraxia

Description

  • Dyspraxia is generally recognised to be an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement.
  • Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) is another term to describe Dyspraxia.
  • The term Dyspraxia comes from the word praxis which means 'doing, acting'.

Fact sheets

Training / Help

Support and advice can be obtained from;

  • Newbridge Outreach Service
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • SERC

Videos

Screenshot for video: Brain Highway

Brain Highway

Introductory Brain Highways video on the effects of poor sensory integration, particularly proprioception.

Screenshot for video: Dyspraxia awareness film- 5 mins

Dyspraxia awareness film- 5 mins

A short film made by the Dyspraxia Foundation  Newbridge Outreach can provide free training related to Dyspraxia Please contact us if you are interested.

Screenshot for video: Dyslexia - Co-occurring conditions - webinar very useful for CPD

Dyslexia - Co-occurring conditions - webinar very useful for CPD

In this webinar, Glenys Heap, Dyslexia Action's Director of CPD discusses the key issues related to learning difficulties frequently co-occurring with dyslexia such as dyspraxia, ADHD, etc.

Lesson Resources

Dyspraxia- hints and tips for PE

If you are unsure how to support students with Dyspraxia, this link takes you to a summary advice sheet prepared by The Dyspraxia Foundation.

http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/services/gu_pelessons.php

Learning Aids

Please offer me a seat badge

Please offer me a seat badge

Available from:

TfL have recently introduced a badge to help Adults and Children who may have difficulty standing/ waiting on all TfL transport. It is designed to be supportive for hidden disabilities and medical conditions. The badges are free- you do notneed…

Illustrations

Stickman Communication

Stickman Communication

Stickman Communications create brilliantly simple cards to help communicate a variety of conditions/ disabilities. They currently cover; * ASD * Sensory overload * Allergies  * Medical conditions  * Bowel and bladder conditions * Hypermobility and EDS * Migraine * Seizures * POTS /SVT * Visual impairment * Mental Health *…
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Dyspraxia symptoms

Dyspraxia symptoms

A simple clear illustration - maybe useful to print out and put in SEN room.
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Positive aspects of Dyspraxia

Positive aspects of Dyspraxia

This is a simple visual image showing the acknowledged positive aspects of Dyspraxia.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Family Resources

The Dyspraxia Foundation

Website: 
http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/
Description

The Dyspraxia Foundation is a country Wide charity, founded in 1987 as the Dyspraxia Trust by two mothers who met at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children.

The Dyspraxia Foundation, is based in Hitchin.

They answer approximately 10,000 enquiries and distributes more then 20,000 leaflets about the condition each year. 

The Foundation seeks every opportunity to increase understanding of Dyspraxia.

The website is very informative and is a great source of information for parents, teachers and young pupil.

Select ' About Dyspraxia' link and it will provide you with further links to

  • Dyspraxia at a glance- signs and symptoms
  • Dyspraxia in children ( all ages covered and specific advice for parents and schools)
  • Dyspraxia in adults
  • Dyspraxia factsheets and downloads
  • FAQ's

DANDA

Website: 
http://www.danda.org.uk/
Description

DANDA – the Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association has been set up for people with Dyspraxia, Asperger’s Syndrome, AD(H)D and other related conditions such as dyslexia and dyscalculia.

Relaxed performances -National Theatre

Phone: 
44 (0)20 7452 3000
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Website: 
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/your-visit/access/relaxed-performances
Description

Gill Dodson who works for Newbridge recently shared with us her recent trip to see a relaxed performance of Matilda. She could not recommend this highly enough and said there were lots of accomodations for a range of SEN.

Looking at their website the next performance appears to be War Horse in September.

Outreach Services

Newbridge Outreach Service

Phone: 
0208 503 8773
Email: 
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Website: 
http://www.redbridgeserc.org
Description

Newbridge Outreach Service provides support to pupils with a range of learning, medical and physical difficulties.

http://www.newbridge.redbridge.sch.uk/introduction2

  • physical disability
  • physical disability with associated learning/communication difficulties
  • dyspraxia and related specific learning difficulties
  • perceptual difficulties
  • fine and gross motor skill development
  • difficulties with handwriting and alternative forms of recording.

Support is provided by

  • providing assessments
  • setting targets for learning / writing individual programmes
  • modify curriculum content and delivery
  • identify and use specialist resources
  • helping to provide support and advice to parents
  • delivering INSET for all staff, other agencies and parents

Request for support should come from the school the pupil is attending or another Agency involved.

Early Years Advisory and Support Services ( EYASS)

Phone: 
0208 478 8882
Website: 
http://www.redbridge.gov.uk
Description

Age range of pupils they support: 3- 5 yrs

Students they support: The Early Years Advisory and Support Service (EYASS) support children with complex special needs within their school nursery or reception class.

The service can offer support in the following ways:

  • support for children at Early Years Action Plus stage
  • support for children undergoing Statutory Assessment
  • monitoring and advice to schools

How can pupils get referred to this service ? Pupils must be referred to this service from the Pre School Liaison Group via the Educational Psychology Service.

Occupational Therapy

Phone: 
020 8924 6111
Website: 
http://www.redbridge.gov.uk/
Description

The Occupational Therapy Team are now based at Redbridge Child Development Centre (0 -19yrs), previously known as The Kenwood Centre in Barkingside.