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Dyspraxia awareness week 25th September 2007

The term Dyspraxia  is derived from Greek – “dys” meaning difficulty and “praxis” meaning action.  Children with Dyspraxia have difficulty with aspects of physical coordination which can affect learning and social interaction in a number of ways. Dyspraxia is often a “hidden” disability within the classroom, because it primarily affects non-verbal skills.  Children may have a good verbal vocabulary and Read More

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Dyspraxia awareness week 25th September – 1st October

The Dyspraxia Foundation  has announced  a Dyspraxia awareness week later this month to spread awareness of the impact of Dyspraxia in the school environment. One of their initiatives is a call for schools to offer more varied physical education programmes to include the increasing number of children with learning and behavioural conditions.  Our experience at INPP  Read More

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Programme for Pisa Conference 22nd and 23rd September 2007

Saturday, 22nd September 09.00 – 10.00  Registration and Welcome In memoriam for Carl Delacato – Dr Peter Blythe. Founder of The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology. 10.00 – 11.00  “Learning to move and moving to learn” Physical development and engagement – the foundations for learning success. Sally Goddard Blythe. Director of The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology Read More

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Daily Telegraph Open Letter 9.9.07

As one of the signatories to the open letter published in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph entitled “Let the Children Play”, I would like to point out that loss of play is only one facet of the problems and changes we are witnessing in modern childhood.  Development is the product of both nature and nurture, of the genetic Read More

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Cameron proposes children who fall behind in reading can repeat the final year at primary school

The Conservative Party’s new proposal to enable children who fail to reach government targets in literacy at the end of primary school to repeat the final year, is a move in the right direction.  However, greater flexibility is needed throughout the primary years, including at the time of school entry to enable children to maximise educational Read More

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