A new book has been launched to help families with the transition from primary to secondary school

Order nowDyspraxia/DCD Ireland have launched a practical guide which will assist families with their child’s transition from primary to secondary school and provides useful hints and tips for children, parents and teachers

Entitled ‘The Next Adventure’, this book provides constructive advice for families, teachers and educational establishments as well as useful checklists for children, parents and teachers. The author is Dr. Dorothy Armstrong, an Occupational Therapist and Board Member, who spoke with a wide range of teenagers and young people about their experiences and used their stories to highlight many of the challenges involved in moving from first to second level.


The book was launched at an event on Wednesday 3 May 2017 by Regina Doherty, Government Chief Whip and Fine Gael TD. Other contributors included:

  • Ciara Garvan - Chairperson of Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland who welcomed people to the event and spoke about the work of Dyspraxia /DCD Ireland.
  • Dr Dorothy Armstrong - author of ‘The Next Adventure’, who advised on how families can prepare for a smooth transition to second level.
  • Alan Armstrong - teenager who discussed his own experiences and shared some valuable tips for children and parents.
  • Catherine Whelan - Board Member who discussed her experiences as a parent of a child with Dyspraxia/DCD.

‘The Next Adventure’ is available to purchase from Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland. Please click here for more information and to order now.

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Guide for Students, Parents and Teachers on Transitioning to Secondary School

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