International Websites and Resources Development Verbal Dyspraxia DVD

  1. CanChild is a research and educational centre based in Canada. This site has particularly useful sections related to the learning and teaching of pupils with Developmental Coordination Disorder/Dyspraxia.  https://www.canchild.ca/ 
  2. Movement Matters is the UK umbrella organisation which was formed to bring together the major national groups concerned with Dyspraxia/DCD. It has a consensus definition of DCD which is also accepted by Dyspraxia DCD (Ireland) and comprehensive education resources for Primary and Post Primary Schools, Parents and Health professionals. It has revised the EACD German /Swiss recommendations as the “Pocket Guide to & for the UK DCD Consensus”, (2012) Diagnosis, Assessment and Intervention of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) Version.  http://www.movementmattersuk.org/
  3. Dyspraxia Foundation is dedicated to increasing understanding of dyspraxia. It uses the term dyspraxia rather than DCD. It accepts the definition of DCD on “Movement Matters” but adds recognition of non-motor activities of people with the disorder including memory, perception and processing as well as additional problems with planning, organising and carrying out movements in the right order. Dyspraxia frequently coexists with other conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, language disorders and social, emotional and behavioural impairments. The Dyspraxia Foundation also provides support to people affected by verbal dyspraxia which can occur alongside motor coordination difficulties, or as a separate condition. It has comprehensive information for students, parents, teachers and health professionals. http://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/ 
  4. Dystalk website hosts many useful video clips on dyspraxia/DCD and overlapping disorders including excellent videos by Professor Amanda Kirby. http://www.dystalk.com/topics/2-dyspraxia