Title: Supporting the child/adolescent with DCD/Dyspraxia at home and school
Event Date: 17 July 2017
Speaker: Professor Amanda Kirby
Venue: Main School Theatre, Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester
Time: 16:30 (Talk starts at 17:00 with an anticipated finish 18:30)
Good Co-ordination is important for all parts of your life and every day skills and so the impact of challenges for around 5% of children and young people is both at home and school. This talk will take a 24- hour view on how best to provide practical and emotional support in primary and secondary school and especially considering times of transition. The talk will be practical but will be informed by current international evidence base of what works.
Amanda Kirby has a chair in developmental disorders in education at University of South Wales since 2008. Her PhD was in emerging adulthood in DCD from Leeds University. She is a qualified GP as well. She set up and has run The Dyscovery Centre, a specialist centre for children and adults with developmental disorders in 1997, which is now a part of the University of South Wales. She is chair of the UK umbrella organisation for movement difficulties(www.movementmatters.uk.org). She is currently on the advisory board for Department of Work and Pensions task force for Hidden Impairments. She is a patron of the Dyspraxia Association in New Zealand and advisor to Dyspraxia Foundation in UK and Dyspraxia Association in Ireland. She is on the international scientific committee for DCD and part of the committee for the European guidelines for DCD. Amanda’s interests and publication have focused on DCD and related developmental disorders and their impact for children, adults and their families. She has successfully run large scale research trials and EU projects and published books and peer reviewed papers in the field. She is also the CEO of DO-IT Solutions and has developed a computer assessment system used in schools, colleges and universities delivering person centred solutions. Amanda has written several books for education settings in the field including: How to Succeed with Specific Learning Difficulties in College and University and 100 Ideas for Supporting Pupils with Dyspraxia and DCD.
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