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Hands on Dyspraxia

May 2009
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A practical working guide for parents, teachers and allied professionals, offering an understanding of dyspraxia, its underlying causes, strategies and helpful advice.

    Explains the terms used in dyspraxia, for example, proprioception, bilateral integration, vestibular, postural, cross lateral and tactile defensiveness.
  • Outlines the impact that these issues can have in the class or home setting.
  • Includes practical advice and strategies.
  • This handbook will illuminate dyspraxia issues for people who have to deal with the outcome of having this condition. It provides medical/physiological understanding of the condition and will facilitate access to education and everyday living for the children in question.

Age: 4-16


  • Introduction
  • Dyspraxia: an overview
  • Sensory integration
  • Eye and hand skills
  • Visual perception
  • Bilateral integration: working both sides of the body together
  • Primitive or baby reflexes
  • Daily living (self-care) skills
  • Additional exercises, activities and therapy
Published reviews: 

“The information is clearly presented and can be photocopied for instructional use. Theories behind dyspraxia are not discussed as the book’s remit is of a practical nature. An extremely useful resource.”
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Jill Christmas

Jill Christmas is registered with the Health Professions Council as an occupational therapist and is the Principal of her own Clinic, which has a team of occupational therapists. The clinic has contracts with Special Schools, LEAs and the NHS for the assessment and treatment of children with dyspraxia, DCD, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Integrative Dysfunction and a range of other conditions. Jill can be contacted via her website