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Practical strategies to help your child/student manage everyday tasks

We are excited to tell you about the fifth event in our series of talks. "Practical strategies to help your child/student manage everyday tasks" Presented by Dr. Áine O’Dea PhD, MSc (Clinical Therapy), BSc (Hons) OT.

Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a common motor disorder that often affects a child or young person’s ability to perform, learn or consistently manage everyday tasks and routines. Everyday tasks such as dressing, managing belongings, self-care/showering, cooking etc. all involve a high level of motor coordination and motor performance as well as organisational skills and competencies, which are affected by Dyspraxia/DCD. 

There are three evidence-based methods which can help children and young people to become independent and confident with the performance of everyday tasks and routines: 

  1. Adapt the environment 
  2. Teach skills in a graded and supportive manner 
  3. Adapt the activity 

If you would like to know more about these methods and how to help enhance your child’s performance with independent living skills sign up to this webinar.

Dr. Áine O’Dea - Áine is an occupational therapist with over twenty years clinical and research experience and is regarded as one of Ireland’s foremost experts in Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Áine was the first occupational therapist in Ireland to receive the prestigious SPHeRE (HRB – Health Research Board) scholarship, during which she completed her doctoral studies in the area of DCD, examining both the most effective interventions to treat this disorder, and how to combat the negative impacts it has on inclusion and participation for young people. Áine is passionate about 
increasing awareness of DCD and ways to support parents, professionals and schools to promote the physical, social, emotional and academic potential of children with DCD. Áine is a published author of several papers in high-impact journals, as well as being a contributor to other publications in the areas of occupational therapy, clinical supervision and parent/educator coaching. More details about Aine and her Occupational Therapy practice can be found at - otforlife.ie/site
 
Date Thursday, October 21st 2021 
Time 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Events are free to members
Non-member cost is €10.
Book your ticket here

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