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From Practice to Research and Back Again:

Addressing the needs of children with DCD


When: Saturday, 28th March 2020

Where: The Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone.

Time: 9.15am  – 4.15pm



Our keynote speaker is Professor Helene Polatajko

Prof. Helene Polatajko is a Professor at the University of Toronto, in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Faculty.


Dr.Sharon Drew  University of South Wales 

Sharon Drew PhD MA (SEN) DipRCOT DipSpLD PGCE

Sharon Drew has over 25 years of experience of working with children, young people and adults with Special Educational Needs. Sharon's Presentation Outline is on The Importance of Listening to Children and Parents: Learning together to enable children with DCD/Dyspraxia


Victoria Biggs

Author of "Caged in Chaos" A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free


Aine O'Dea

Occupational Therapy; MSc. Clinical Therapy (OT)


Stacey Ball 

Dr. Stacey Ball Clinical Psychologist speaking at Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland Summit 


Prof. Johann Issartel and Dr. Jamie McGann

Prof.Johann Issartel  is an associate professor in the School of Health and Human Performance, in DCU, with an expertise in motor control and motor and cognitive development in children  and Dr.Jamie McGann Dr. Jamie McGann has extensive experience in the field having worked as a primary teacher for ten years. His current research is concerned with relationships between movement skills and cognitive skills as well as design/development of educational technology to support Physical Literacy.

They will be speaking on 'Applied Physical Literacy for ALL children 


More speakers to be announced!


To Purchase your tickets click this link.  https://bit.ly/2rhrBoa We have an early bird offer of €25 off for members and €15 for nonmembers this will be until the 20th of January 2020. When you are purchasing your ticket at the checkout you will see Enter Promo code where you need to put in early (Members will be sent their code by email.)




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