Advice and guidance can start early with raising awareness of learning difficulties including DCD/Dyspraxia.
An article as an expert was published on website mybaba.com and highlights what to look for as we know we can pick up some signs and symptoms of DCD/Dyspraxia in early years.
The Westminster AchieveAbility Commission report “Neurodiverse Voices: Opening Doors to Employment” launched in House of Commons on 22nd January highlights the startling gap in employment for those with neurodiversity
Amanda Kirby was one of the leading academics involved in this report.
Do-IT Solutions are delighted to have an article ( with colleague Hayley Gibbon at University of South Wales) published in the Prison Service Journal : https://lnkd.in/g7quqqZ on:
Rationale and use of computer screening tools in prisons for people with learning difficulties and disabilities.
Do-IT Profiler has been used for 10 years in prisons in the UK. For more information please contact email@example.com
We are increasingly recognising from research of the need for person centred approaches to support and intervention and the need to gather information to consider cumulative adversity.
Professor Kirby and colleague Miri Tal Saban have just published a review article in the international journal of Current Developmental Disorders Reports on Developmental Coordination Disorder/Dyspraxia in adulthood using ICF( WHO) principles and demonstrating a working model. See:
DCD occurs in 3-5% of the population and is far more common than Autism. It remains one of the cinderella conditions in the neurodevelopmental disorders. It is sometimes called Dyspraxia as well.
Amanda was on BBC Wales X-Ray on 30th October talking about varying and poor labeling of children’s sweets that don’t comply with EU law. There are 6 colours that are supposed to be clearly labeled as they cause hyperactivity in some children. About 1 in 3 children with ADHD may be more sensitive to colourings.
Professor Amanda Kirby will be speaking on October 6th at TES SEN Conference in London. She will be speaking in 3 sessions – one session on DCD/Dyspraxia in secondary school, one on overlapping disorders – the evidence and impact, and one on the role of nutrition in learning.http://www.tessenshow.co.uk/tessenshow2017/en/page/workshops
Professor Amanda Kirby will be talking on ‘Neurodiversity and Mental Health’ on October 5th at a Foreign and Commonwealth Office event. She will be discussing what companies can do to hire and maintain talent and how Workplace+ Profiler can assist. Penny Mordaunt
Penny Mordaunt,MP. Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work at DWP will be following as a keynote speaker at the event.
Do-IT Solutions, as one of the Digital Dozen for 2017 will be talking about their company at Wales biggest tech event on 18th and 19th of September 2017. Amanda will be talking about Soc-Tech as well – and what this means to all of us.