The Dyspraxic Learner

The Dyspraxic Learner

Strategies for Success

Alison Patrick


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With a wealth of practical strategies for teaching and supporting students with dyspraxia aged from 11 years up to college or university level, this book addresses all aspects of learning and ways in which teaching can be tailored to the dyspraxic learner. By exploring dyspraxia and its physical, emotional, psychological and social impacts on learning, the author shares tried-and-tested strategies for ensuring that students with dyspraxia achieve their full potential. This book covers a wide range of topics, such as research and study skills, improving memory, teaching literacy, visual and auditory learning styles, dealing with sleeplessness, stress, low self-esteem and anxiety, and preparing for future employment. Teachers will have a greater understanding of dyspraxia, and feel confident in helping students with dyspraxia to overcome educational challenges. Teachers, lecturers, tutors and SENCOs will find this book useful, and it will also be of interest to students with dyspraxia who are looking for ways to help themselves with their school or university work. This is the ebook edition, you will be able to access this ebook online via your browser or download it to the accompanying Jessica Kingsley Publishers app.


Alison Patrick:
Alison Patrick is a Specific Learning Difficulties Tutor, tutoring higher education learners with dyslexia, dyspraxia, autistic spectrum disorders and physical disabilities. Alison has worked as a business information researcher and ICT teacher. As a result of her experience of working with dyslexic students, she trained as a SpLD teacher, specialising in teaching dyspraxic learners. She has several years' experience working with dyspraxic students, and has researched extensively into this fascinatingly complex area.