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Developmental Coordination Disorder And Dyspraxia: Assessment And Therapeutic Intervention

CLINICIANS: July 5-6, 2010 
PARENTS: July 7, 2010

COURSE LOCATION: Advance Therapy Systems (ATS). 25A Brewery Business Park Ardee Road. Dundalk, Co. Louth. (+353) 0429351777 /

Dr. Cermak is Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (USC). Dr. Cermak received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at Ohio State University, and her Master of Science and Doctoral degrees at Boston University. Her MS work was in occupational therapy; her doctoral work was in Special Education. Dr. Cermak’s research focuses on children with sensory processing disorders including dyspraxia/ developmental coordination disorders and sensory modulation disorders. Her work has been with numerous populations including children with sensory processing disorders, children from deprived environments (orphanages) and children with autism. Dr.Cermak has more than 100 publications. She is co-author (with Dr. Dawn Larkin) of an interdisciplinary book, Developmental Coordination Disorder. Dr. Cermak has done extensive international presentations including Australia, Israel, Jordan, Colombia, Romania, Taiwan, Korea, and Hong Kong.

This course is designed for occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and speech and language therapists working with individuals affected by praxis deficits.

This course will provide up-to-date information on dyspraxia and Developmental coordination disorder including assessment and intervention perspectives. 



  1. The participant will be able to articulate the differences between dyspraxia, DCD, and clumsiness.
  2. The participant will become familiar with the new ICDL terminology
  3. The participant will be able to identify and describe assessment and screening tools to evaluate dyspraxia including the Sensory Integration and Praxis (SIPT), the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2 (MABC-2), the Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (DCD-Q), and the Perceived Efficacy and Goal Setting System (PEGS) which is designed for setting goals.
  4. The participant will be able to identify the major treatment approaches to treat motor planning and coordination problems in children and will be familiar with their effectiveness, with an emphasis on the sensory integration


Course Fee:    This course has been designed for a limited number of clinicians. Places will only be secured with receipt of payment. Acceptable forms of payment are cheques, money orders, bank drafts or cash (if you decide to pay for your registration at the door). Please make cheques, money orders or bank drafts payable to Advance Therapy Systems

Early Bird: €300 (registration should be received and completed by May 31, 2010).

Regular Rate: €340 (registration should be received not later than June 30, 2010)

Group Rate:   Registration of groups of 5 clinicians: €280 per person. Registration of groups of 10 clinicians: €260 per person. In order to receive a group rate a representative should contact ATS to make specific arrangements. Registration should be received and completed by May 31, 2010.

Parent Rate:  Early Bird: €50 per person (registration should be received by May 31, 2010). Regular rate: €70 (registration should be received by June 15, 2010). At door rate: €80 (your place is not guaranteed but is conditional upon availability of space)

At Door Rate: €400 (due to limited availability, at door places are not guaranteed)

Cancellation Fee: Should you, or your group cancel your place following registration, a €125 fee will be applied for administrative costs. No exception will be made.

Accommodation: If you are travelling and wish to stay locally, please contact us by e-mail ( and we will send you a list of accommodations near the course location.

Clinician Course Schedule: Developmental coordination disorder and dyspraxia: Assessment and therapeutic intervention.

Day 1






Dyspraxia-Developmental Coordination Disorder: Definitions and Descriptions




Impact on Daily Function and Participation




Assessment: The Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests; the Movement Assessment Battery for Children




Assessment: The  Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire; Perceived Efficacy and Goal Setting System


Questions and Answers


Day 2


Approaches to Intervention




Intervention using a Sensory Integration approach




Intervention continuation. Case analysis




Final comments. Questions and Answers

***Tea, Coffee and snacks will be provided. Participants are responsible for their own lunch.

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