An exploratory study of primary school based practioner's awareness and perceptions of dyspraxia
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This report is generally concerned with dyspraxia, more specifically with teachers' perceptions and awareness of dyspraxia. The first section of the study is a literature review that looks into research and published material on the subject of dyspraxia, covering topics such as the prevalence of dyspraxia, dyspraxia in historical perspective, the effects of dyspraxia, and features of good practice when teaching pupils with dyspraxia. The second chapter is concerned with the methods of data analysis. The study was carried out primarily in a primary school in Nottingham. Six teachers were interviewed on the topic of dyspraxia as well as a SENCO in a school in Cardiff. The data collected was qualitative and this provided the researcher with in depth, rich data on the perceptions and awareness of a number of class teachers. The interview questions were split into three sections, reflecting the research questions that 'framed' this study. These focused on the teachers' awareness of dyspraxia, the provision for pupils with dyspraxia, and the challenges teachers face when teaching pupils with dyspraxia. The report highlights the fact that in the particular school that the research was carried out, the teachers' perceptions and awareness are somewhat limited.
BA (Hons) Education Studies
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