Ch 6: Dyspraxia & Apraxia Resources

About This Chapter

While most teachers might be familiar with ADHD or autism, there are other disorders that students might suffer from and of which teachers should be knowledgeable. The lessons in this chapter contain helpful definitions, disorder characteristics and symptoms about dyspraxia and apraxia that educators would find useful.

Dyspraxia & Apraxia Resources - Chapter Summary

How does dyspraxia compare to apraxia? What is acquired apraxia of speech? How are these disorders treated? You will find this type of information covered in the lessons comprising this chapter. These short but detailed lessons will give you a better understanding of these disorders to help you devise teaching strategies that would best serve students with dyspraxia or apraxia.

Lessons are prepared by teachers for beginning or experienced educators seeking to supplement their knowledge or learn new facts about these neurological disorders. Take self-assessment quizzes to measure how much you have retained from each lesson and whether you still need to review certain topics.

How It Helps

  • Defines key terms: Expands your knowledge of these disorders by providing detailed definitions of relevant terms.
  • Compares disorders: Ensures that you understand what separates similar disorders which can help when devising lesson plan adaptations.
  • Identifies treatment options: Helps you understand what professionals might be working with your students, which is important for collaborative purposes.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define dyspraxia and apraxia
  • Compare apraxia and aphasia
  • Note differences between dyspraxia and apraxia
  • Explain acquired apraxia of speech

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: Dyspraxia & Apraxia Resources
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Dyspraxia: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

1. Dyspraxia: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Dyspraxia is a neurological disorder that affects motor coordination and communication skills. This lesson will examine the symptoms and treatment for this disorder.

Dyspraxia vs. Apraxia

2. Dyspraxia vs. Apraxia

Do dyspraxia and apraxia confuse you? Do you know how you might help your student with either disability fit in your classroom? Today, we'll explore what these terms mean.

Apraxia vs. Aphasia

3. Apraxia vs. Aphasia

Need a quick introduction or refresher on apraxia and aphasia? This lesson examines definitions of the terms as well as the similarities and differences between the two conditions and is intended to educate teachers so they can better understand and guide students who experience the syndromes.

Teaching Children with Dyspraxia in the Classroom

4. Teaching Children with Dyspraxia in the Classroom

In this lesson, we will explore strategies for teaching children with Dyspraxia in the classroom. Dyspraxia effects many aspects of a child's day, including academics and social opportunities, and we will discuss ways in which we can support these students on a daily basis.

Motor Skills Exercises & Activities for Students with Dyspraxia

5. Motor Skills Exercises & Activities for Students with Dyspraxia

If your students have dyspraxia, they might struggle with developing their motor skills. In this lesson, you'll learn about a variety of activities that will help your students hone their motor skills.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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