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Course Description

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)/Dyspraxia is known as the 'Cinderella' of learning challenges, as it is the most neglected of them all!

Discover how Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) / Dyspraxia presents itself, and its significant impact on fine and gross motor coordination, learning, writing, organisation, self-esteem, anxiety, and life outcomes.

Written and presented by world-leading expert, Prof. Amanda Kirby, this 4.5 hour accredited course on the second most common disability next to Autism, and the most neglected, will reveal the little known facts about the persistence of DCD as a cognitive and physical developmental difficulty in Primary School.

Gain the ability to identify DCD and heighten your awareness of other more serious health conditions as a possible cause of coordination difficulties quickly and effectively.

Use the checklists provided and the research and evidence based strategies to assist students with DCD/Dyspraxia at school and at home.


NESA accredited


Audience

Educators working with primary school children who want to better support their students with Developmental Coordination Disorder / Dyspraxia.

Teaching Standards

1.1.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students: Use teaching strategies based on knowledge of students’ physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics to improve student learning



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"There were many quick reference sheets, informative, well-presented videos. Everything was on topic and assessment tools provided in order to put into practice much of the strategies and interventions and teaching points discussed. I found this to be an interesting course. It gave practical solutions to problems and it gave tools in the form of checklists to use."

- Tania Bryant, Primary teacher

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Lesson 1 : What is DCD?

    • Resources and Delegate Notes

    • Video

    • Quiz

  • 2

    Lesson 2 : How does DCD present in Primary/Elementary School?

    • Resources and Delegate Notes

    • Video

    • Quiz

  • 3

    Lesson 3 : Practical Strategies for Primary/Elementary School

    • Resources and Delegate Notes

    • Video

    • Quiz

  • 4

    Lesson 4: Screening in the Early Years and Primary/Elementary School

    • Resources and Delegate Notes

    • Video

    • Quiz

    • Reflection

  • 5

    Lesson 5 : Practical Strategies for Home

    • Resources and Delegate Notes

    • Video

    • Quiz

  • 6

    Lesson 6 : Supporting Handwriting

    • Resources and Delegate Notes

    • Video

    • Quiz

    • Reflection

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Please take few minutes to give us your feedback

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Primary Education: Developmental Coordination Disorder/Dyspraxia will contribute 4.5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Students/children with disability, addressing Standard Descriptor 1.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher in NSW.

Do you teach in the ACT?

This course is accredited for 9 hours' professional development for teachers in the ACT

 

Presenter

Emeritus Prof. Amanda Kirby

Emeritus Prof. Amanda Kirby

Professor Amanda Kirby wears several hats as a medical doctor, an educator, researcher and entrepreneur. She also hails from a neurodivergent family. As an emeritus professor at the University of South Wales, her passion for supporting those with DCD/Dyspraxia shines through in her presentation.

Amanda is currently a trustee of the ADHD Foundation in the UK, Patron of the Dyspraxia Association in New Zealand, Medical Advisor to the Dyspraxia Foundation in the UK, and author of multiple publications, research papers, articles and resources in the field of Developmental Disorders and Neurodiversity.
Get Into Neurodiversity

Get Into Neurodiversity

Get Into Neurodiversity is an ethical, innovative, international professional development platform in Specific Learning Difficulties and Neurodiversity, borne out of charitable efforts towards learning difficulties in Australia. As it is more the norm than the exception for specific learning difficulties to overlap, Get Into Neurodiversity rose to the demand for quality training to address these varying needs.
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