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Developmental Dyspraxia With Tips and Suggestions

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  • Wed 23 Aug ’17, 7:30pm – 8:30pm


Merrin School, 41 Merrin St, Avonhead, Christchurch Show map


All Ages

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  • Developmental Dyspraxia: $0.00

Alison Schroeder, Jacqui Scott and Greta Spearing from Dyspraxia Support and Socially Speaking talk about: What is Developmental Dyspraxia and what can I do to help?

This informal presentation will include information on what Developmental Dyspraxia/Developmental Co-ordination Disorder is and the challenges individuals with DD/DCD may face. Strategies and ideas of how you can support a person with DD/DCD in daily life will also be discussed.

There will also be a focus on self-regulation – the ability to control cognitive and emotional impulses which relates to social and academic success. Topics covered include sensory processing, emotional regulation and social understanding.

Alison Schroeder is a New Zealand registered Speech & Language Therapist and Primary School Teacher who founded Socially Speaking in 2003. She has over 26 years’ experience as a speech & language therapist and also teaching students with special needs (New Zealand, UK and Hong Kong).

Alison’s comprehensive experience includes screening, evaluating and working with individuals with a wide range of social and communication challenges. She runs Social Clubs alongside her staff of speech & language therapists and occupational therapists. She also regularly consults with other professionals and schools working with children with social, sensory and communication challenges.

Jacqui Scott is the CEO of the Dyspraxia Support Group since 2012. She has extensive knowledge in the area of dyspraxia which is combined with her day job in the pharmaceutical industry. She is also a parent of a child who has dyspraxia.

Greta Spearing is an experienced Field Worker for the Dyspraxia Support Group. Her background and experience is in Teaching with a particular interest in individual differences.

Sponsored and Hosted by Dyspraxia Support Group NZ.

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