Teaching pupils with Dyspraxia

  • Try to ensure that the child is sitting in an upright position with both feet flat on the  floor.
  • If possible try to give him/her a sloping surface to write on.
  • The child should be seated away from doors and windows where there might be distractions.  He/she should be close enough to hear and see instructions given by the teacher.
  • Use sheets with spaces for answers to reduce the amount of writing required.
  • Use lined paper and if possible, attach it to the desk so that the child doesn’t have to hold it in place while writing.
  • Tasks should be broken down into small components
  • Repeat verbal instructions several times and keep them simple.
  • Use different coloured pens for each line when writing on board.