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Trinity Public Relations is delighted to be involved in The Dyspraxia Foundation’s latest initiative to help young people- a free educational resource for schools
The wonderfully fun yet touching and insightful book, “You’re so clumsy, Charley” (written by Jane Binnion – an author who herself has been diagnosed with dyspraxia) will be mailed out to 225 local primary schools thanks to a grant from Hitchin Tilehouse Rotary Club, with a further £1,000 matched funding from the District Rotary Foundation.
The story which explores the daily challenges of a young boy with dyspraxia, has been developed for children in Year 1 and 2 (ages 5 – 7). The Dyspraxia Foundation is hoping that the school’s SENCo (Specialist Educational Needs Co-ordinator) will keep a copy on hand in the classroom. As well as reading it together as a class, teaching staff could also use the new resource to prompt a discussion with a parent who has raised concerns about their child’s behavioural patterns.
Dyspraxia otherwise known as Developmental Coordination Disorder – DCD) is a common condition affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination, in both children and adults. Although the exact causes of dyspraxia are unknown, it is thought to be caused by a disruption in the way messages from the brain. Despite being rarely discussed dyspraxia/DCD affects around 5% of the population (2%, severely) and there are believed to be two children affected in every class of 30 children.
To hear the author, Jane Binnion, talk about the story behind the book, why not log onto an exclusive interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM2BOOhjV9Q
And to order copies of the book please go to http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/shopping/product/books/new-youre-so-clumsy-charley/