2021 SUMMER COURSE Working
With Children With Dyspraxia (DCD)

Learn about the physical, emotional, social and educational impact of Dyspraxia or DCD on the whole child

Welcome to Working With Children with Dyspraxia. We are delighted that this course has been approved by the Department of Education and Skills for your EPV days.This course includes:

10 hours on-demand video material and 10 hours offline learning
Online tutor moderation
Downloadable articles and resources
Access on mobile and computer
Department of Education and Skills-Accredited Summer Course Certificate 2021
Full access to course

After taking this course you will:

Understand the key components of dyspraxia/DCD                                                                             
Be aware of the symptoms of dyspraxia/DCD in a typical child                                                           
Appreciate the immediate & long-term effects of dyspraxia/DCD on a child                                     
Understand the importance of appropriate therapy for the child with dyspraxia/DCD                     
Be introduced to effective exercises that can safely and easily be implemented                             

This course come highly recommended as a Summer Course for teachers. Here is what our past students have had to say:

I found the course to be highly informative and I enjoyed it immensely. I cannot wait to share my learning with my SEN team. I thank you wholeheartedly for providing this course, your passion for and interest in the topic is inspirational.

Fiona, Primary School Teacher

I just wanted to leave you know that I found this course to be really informative and interesting. And it has given me a level of confidence to know that I will be able to support any child in my future classrooms to the best of my ability. Thank you very much for creating this course.

Hannah, Primary School Teacher

I would just like to thank you so much for this amazing course, I have learned so much. I will definitely recommend it to other staff members. Thanks again!
Charlotte, Primary School Principal

Although Dyspraxia – also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) – is extremely common in school-aged children (5-15%), research has shown that the majority of professionals working with children have little to no knowledge about this condition. Because identifying this condition early on is essential in order to avail of timely supports, it is essential that every professional working with children has a full understanding of how Dyspraxia presents.

One of the reasons Dyspraxia is often not on the radar of professionals is because it is highly co-morbid with other conditions. In other words, children with Dyspraxia very often have other sensory, emotional and social issues. Those who complete this course will have a comprehensive knowledge of Dyspraxia, understand the serious impact this disorder has on the whole child and their lived experience in the world in terms of their psychological, emotional, physical and social wellness, and will be well-equipped with effective strategies to support these children’s needs.

This course is ten hours of audio content, visual content and assessment in total, and there are ten hours of recommended reading and resources for you to further develop your own learning.

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

Course Aims

  • Understand the key psychological components of Dyspraxia
  • Be able to identify the different ways Dyspraxia impacts a child’s world
  • Be aware of the symptoms of Dyspraxia
  • Know the neurobiology of Dyspraxia
  • Have a good understanding of how the brain operates for a child with Dyspraxia
  • Have an awareness of how the body operates for a child with Dyspraxia
  • Appreciate the immediate & long-term effects of Dyspraxia on a child
  • Understand the importance of appropriate supports for the child
  • Know how to support children with Dyspraxia in the classroom
  • Be introduced to effective exercises that can safely and easily be implemented

Your Instructor

Lorraine Lynch

Lorraine Lynch the CEO and Founder of the Child Psychology Institute. With a background in health psychology and social innovation, her passion is empowering parents and those working with children through education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Studies and English, a Higher Diploma in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Health Psychology. Lorraine is also the author of two books, developed to promote children’s wellness – #100happydays4kids and Closing Saor’s Day.

“It is essential that children meet adults who are responsive and understand how a child’s mind works so that they can truly blossom into happy successful adults.”