Helping pupils with Dyspraxia

SEN magazine has an article about helping pupils with Dyspraxia with the transition to secondary school, highlighting the importance of touch typing and ideally learning in primary

Teaching touch-typing (alongside handwriting) to pupils in years 5 and 6 who continue to demonstrate poor handwriting (quality and quantity) and providing opportunities for pupils to type (rather than handwrite) some of their work will help maintain their self-esteem and confidence in learning whilst developing a useful life skill. Teaching typing at primary school will ensure typing is a viable alternative to handwriting to help students manage the increase in written demands at secondary school if required. When typing is agreed as an appropriate reasonable adjustment, discussions should be held with the pupil’s subject teachers to ensure the student is able to use their laptop in class and that arrangements are in place for storing and printing work.…/stat…/stepping-up-with-dyspraxia

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