Dyspraxia accommodations by the school
It is essential for you to work with your child’s teacher and for the school to provide appropriate dyspraxia accommodations to you child in school. Be in constant touch with your child’s teacher and maintain a good relationship with the teacher.
Some dyspraxia accommodations the school can provide are as follows:
- A student buddy to help in the class to take notes or let the child use a computer to take notes. Teachers can also provide the child with printouts of notes.
- Break assignments into smaller tasks, provide bullet points
- Provide special pencil grips, special raised-line paper and other writing tools to reduce pressure
- Allow students to submit typed assignments and homework instead of hand-written or providing worksheets of the assignments
Some other dyspraxia accommodations the school can provide are:
- Allow the student to stand or give small breaks during class to improve concentration
- A relaxed corner, away from doors and windows, to sit in class or to sit closer to the teacher and board may help
- Give extra time for tests and written assignments or take an oral test
You can read in detail about accommodations here.