Understanding Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and best practice assessment for children and young people with DCD

ATTENTION: This course is now fully subscribed. All places are taken.

After the recent success of this Spring programme, Dr. Áine O’Dea Radiance Consulting, in partnership with Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland, is proud to offer an additional set of dates in September 2023. This programme is aimed at Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Psychologists interested in learning more about using an evidence-informed approach towards assessment of DCD/Dyspraxia for children.

Course Facilitator

Dr. Áine O’Dea is an experienced occupational therapist, educator, and researcher, having worked for over two decades. She is one of Ireland’s foremost experts in Dyspraxia/DCD. Áine was the first occupational therapist in Ireland to receive the prestigious SPHeRE (HRB–Health Research Board) scholarship. During her doctoral studies, she examined the most effective interventions to treat this disorder and how to combat the potential adverse impacts on inclusion and participation for young people. In addition, Áine has worked closely with Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland for some years, sharing her passion for education and knowledge with parents of children and adults with DCD.

Áine is a published author of several papers in high-impact journals and a contributor to other publications in Developmental Coordination Disorder, Occupational therapy, Clinical supervision and Parent/educator coaching. In addition, Áine has co-authored several chapters in the recently published book “Supervision for Occupational Therapy”. This practical text guides supervisors and supervisees to make the most out of supervision opportunities.

Course Objectives

  • To examine the latest neuroscience findings which inform our understanding regarding the complexity of the profile of DCD.
  • To highlight the co-occurrence of DCD with other neurodevelopmental disorders
  • To describe best practice assessment principles which are informed by international clinical guidelines
  • To present the complexity of the potential physical, social, emotional, and cognitive health outcomes related to DCD
  • To explain best practice principles for goal setting and outcome measurement for the child and family
  • To illustrate the evidence for different types of interventions that promote participation and well-being for the child and family, including psychoeducation, awareness and capacity building in schools, parental coaching, as well as motor / task-oriented / cognitive intervention approaches

**Please note** This course will be LIVE online, but it will be recorded. Participants will have access to the recorded modules for 4 weeks.

Course Dates

  1. Monday 4th September: 9-10:30am
  2. Monday 11th September: 11-12:30pm
  3. Monday 18th September: 9-10:30am
  4. Monday 25th September: 12-1.30pm

Cost-€250.00 (inclusive for all four modules)

There are limited places for this course. You can register below. Registrations close on 31st August 2023 unless sold out prior.

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