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AUT227-21 Meeting The Needs Of Children With Dyspraxia / DCD - A 4-Webinar Module for SNAs (4 x 1 hour sessions)

Meeting The Needs Of Children With Dyspraxia / DCD - A 4 Part Webinar Series for SNAs

DATE:       Thursday, 23 September, Thursday, 7 October, Thursday, 4 November & Thursday, 18 November 2021
6pm to 7pm (4 x 1 hour sessions)
VENUE:    Online - Zoom

This Webinar Primary and Post Primary SNAs  

Dyspraxia/DCD affects approximately 1-in-10 children in Ireland. Dyspraxia/DCD impacts each child uniquely with areas impacted including gross and fine motor skills, balance, sensory regulation, balance, co-ordination and executive function. 

This 4-webinar module aims to provide SNAs with a greater understanding of dyspraxia/DCD, how it may impact children and what we can do to meet these needs.
This module will review ideas, skills and strategies to help meet the needs of children with Dyspraxia/DCD in the school setting. 

Areas to be covered across the 4 webinars include understanding of Dyspraxia/DCD, Fine motor and handwriting, gross motor and co-ordination, attention and organisation and sensory processing and self-regulation. 


  • Participants will have a greater understanding of Dyspraxia/DCD and the primary and secondary impacts it may have on their child, including physical and psychosocial impacts 
  • Participants will have gained knowledge of strategies and supports to help children with fine and gross motor difficulties. 
  • Participants will have developed their understanding of sensory processing and attained a number of strategies for working with children with sensory processing difficulties.
  • Participants will have a knowledge of a number of strategies and teaching techniques to aid the child organisation and planning.

Tutor: Stephen Hodnett

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Bio: Stephen is a qualified occupational therapist and primary school teacher with over 10 years’ experience in the classroom, working in both mainstream and SEN settings. Stephen has worked with Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland and their members in recent times, including the development of the ‘Our say in our schools’ resource for schools by children with Dyspraxia/DCD.

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Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 23-09-2021 6:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 18-11-2021 7:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Course Fee To book a place on this course click in to the course details and use the registration link provided
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