This webinar is an introduction to Dyspraxia_developmental Co-ordination Disorder.
Cathy Parvin trained as a Registered General Nurse, an Orthopaedic Nurse and completed the Further and Adult Teachers Certificate (Course 730/7307). Following training and mentoring by the Dyspraxia Foundation, Cathy became their Education Officer (West Midlands) in 2010. A funded two year post delivering training in schools for teaching staff on dyspraxia. On completion of this project, Cathy was asked to continue as an “approved” trainer and advisor on their Educational Panel. Currently she is Director of Dyspraxia Education an organisation which supports children with dyspraxia/DCD in education. She is a visiting university lecturer for SENDCo Award, P.E, PGCE, BA honours and Early Years courses and has delivered conference seminars and keynote speeches both nationally and in Europe. She attends numerous conferences, study days and training events, however, it is her daughter Lydie, who has given her a very deep and meaningful insight into the challenges and benefits of living with dyspraxia and other neurodiverse conditions. Cathy has a particular interest in helping children with handwriting difficulties and has developed handwriting interventions and resources to help them. She has also completed training with the National Handwriting Association after which she was invited to be a trainer for them and a committee member. She has several years’ experience of supporting children with handwriting difficulties. Her “Jimbo Fun motor skills for handwriting” resource is a winner in the SEN category of Teach Primary Resource Awards 2018.