Provision and / or strategies:
Developmental co-ordination difficulties was previously known as dyspraxia. In addition to the strategies suggested in the Cognition and Learning section, the following may be of help.
- Develop the child or young person’s core stability e.g. wobble cushion, exercises and games.
- Ensure correct seating position with appropriately sized table and chairs.
- Provide support for letter formation e.g. using a multi-sensory handwriting scheme, pencil grips, sloping boards etc.
- Provide physical activities to support development of gross motor skills e.g. throwing, catching, hopping etc.
- Develop fine motor skills e.g. hand and arm exercises, specialist scissors, pegboard, threading, play dough, pincher grips activities e.g. pegs onto washing line.
- Provide sequencing and organisational skills e.g. first / next boards, writing frames, visual timetables.
Last updated 3 September 2020