DCD/Dyspraxia The Hidden Handicap

16 April 2021 @ 09:30 - 15:30
This training event will be delivered as a webinar. Development Coordination Disorder/Dyspraxia is a lifelong condition which affects gross and fine motor coordination and daily life skills.









Development Coordination Disorder/Dyspraxiais a lifelong condition which affects the development of gross and fine motor coordination.

The morning session will be led by Lois Addy focusing on the impact of DCD/Dyspraxia on academic success as in affecting   

  • handwriting
  • constructive skills
  • attention
  • participation in physical education
  • many daily activities such as dressing and personal care
  • self confidence and self esteem.

The afternoon session will be led by Gill Dixon covering:

  • The good, the bad and the snugly. A parent’s guide to dyspraxia/DCD.
  • How having a child with dyspraxia changes the family dynamics. 
  • The struggles faced by families and the schools role in this.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To explain the perceptual and motor differences in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • To demonstrate the impact that these differences have on the individuals learning
  • To provide strategies, and direct delegates to resources, which will support learning life
  • To develop a greater awareness and understanding of the pressures that families are under.
  • To enhance school / home communication

Audience: SENCos, Inclusion Managers, Teachers, TAs, Learning Mentors, Parents

Training led by:

Lois M Addy MA (Ed) BSc (Hons) Psych. Dip COT SROT, SI-UK
Lois Addy is an independent SEND advisor and lecturer, teaching both nationally and internationally. She has qualifications in occupational therapy, psychology and education, and has over 38 years’ experience in working with children with SEN; especially those with developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia). Lois is co-author of the Write from the Start; Perceptual-Motor Handwriting Programme, and Making
Inclusion Work for Children with Dyspraxia: Practical Strategies for Teachers. She is author of a range of books including Write Said Ted (pre-school handwriting programme), How to Understand and Support children with Dyspraxia’, and ‘How to Increase the Potential of Students with DCD (Dyspraxia) in Secondary School’.

Gill Dixon PGCE,MA,BHScHons,RGN,Mum. Dyspraxia Foundation Ambassador.
Gill Dixon is registered nurse who following the birth of her children re-trained in teaching. Subsequent to the recognition of her son's severe verbal and motor dyspraxia (‘dys-everything’) she studied for a degree in Health Sciences and subsequently an MA in Disability Studies. Gill is passionate about raising awareness and she writes for a number of publications. Gill has worked closely with the Dyspraxia Foundation for many years. She was  appointed the first Charity Ambassador in June 2018. Publications Include: Dyspraxia The Foundations (2015), Making Inclusion work for Children with dyspraxia (2004) and Dyscover Yourself (a booklet for children).

Cost: £80+VAT/person
Limited discounted places for parents are available on enquiry. Please email

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Advanced booking is required to attend this event.

  • Adults: £80