Hippocrates and Socrates XV conference - September 2010

"Supporting Motor Difficulties and Utilising New Technologies"

 

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Presenter:

Professor Amanda Kirby

Title:

Moving to learn - learning to move - seeing the whole child using developmental coordination disorder/dyspraxia as a model

 

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Presenter:

Professor Jan Piek

Title:

Social and emotional impact of motor disorder in young children

 

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Presenter:

Professor Anita Bundy

Title:

Getting the most from your occupational therapist

 

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Presenter:

Ms Margaret Wallen

Title:

Handwriting - development and intervention

 

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Presenter:

Ms Susan Jones and Mr Kevin Ford

Title:

Special examination provisions and curriculum options for students with special education needs

 
 
 

Presenter:

Dr Robert Parker

Title:

The emerging role of excerise medicine in children with chronic conditions

 

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Presenter:

Ms Paula Bray

Title:

Is quality of life about balancing challenge and ability? Insights from boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

 

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Presenter:

Dr Angie Morrow

Title:

An overview of the clinical management of motor disorders in children

 

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Presenter:

Professor Amanda Kirby

Title:

Seeing the whole child - genes and environment. How do they interact?

 

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Presenter:

Professor Jan Piek

Title:

Cognitive functioning of children with motor impairments

 

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Presenter:

Mr Andrew Downie

Title:

Motor difficulties: Solutions through collaboration, lateral thinking and technology

 

Andrew Downie has provided a website that offers many free, portable applications. 

The address is:  http://www.techdis.ac.uk/getaccessapps

While the description on the site is reasonably self-explanatory, some points are worth highlighting:

1.       All of the AccessApps software is free

2.       It all can be run from a thumb drive and does not require installation onto the host computer

The available software covers a wide range of disabilities.  As they point out, some people will require more powerful (paid for) software, but this can be a good way of getting started. Something worth keeping in mind is that downloading the complete set of apps can take a considerable length of time.

 

Presenter:

Ms Cheryl Stambolis, Ms Liza McLean and Mr Michael Berryman

Title:

Ready, SETT, Go

 

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Presenter:

Ms Anne Bennett, Ms Raylee Singleton and Mr Mathew Dollison

Title:

Using the quality teaching frameworks to maximise potential in students with complex learning needs

 

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Presenter:

Professor Amanda Kirby

Title:

101 Practical classroom strategies: A box of ideas, free resources and accessible ideas for the whole school day

 

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Workshop Handouts

 

Top tips: A day in the life of a child with DCD/Dyspraxia

 

Children with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)