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Advice, Toolkits and Resources

Here you will find advice, resources and toolkits. These support students with physical and medical needs.

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and Motor Skills Development

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  • Fine Motor Activities – activity pack. Contains information to support development of fine motor skills
  • Keeping Active At Home - activity pack and links to support development of motor skills
  • Skills to Support Handwriting: Activities to Try at Home Contains activities to support handwriting.
  • Dyspraxia Foundation – this website contains information for children/young people, parents and professionals. There are printable guides and information sheets. You can find how to access further support.
  • CanChild – a useful website which has information to help students with DCD.  Also has an online workshop module for school staff. This can increase confidence in supporting students with DCD
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) Pathway –  further information about Cornwall’s DCD pathway.  Use the DCDQ (questionnaire) to gather information. Usually this will be about a child/young person’s motor coordination needs.

Handwriting and using IT in School

Occupational Therapy Services

Bowel and Bladder Conditions

  • ERIC – Aimed at supporting children/young people with bowel and bladder conditions.  Also has information for schools to support and manage a student’s condition. Find sample care plans, resources and help sheets.
  • Bowel and Bladder UK -This organisation aims to improve awareness and solutions to bladder and bowel problems. Resources and leaflets. Free confidential advice via the Bladder & Bowel UK helpline

Physical Disabilities - Useful Links and Support

  • The Child Brain Injury Trust . A charity that supports children, young people, their families and professionals. Helps them come to terms with what has happened and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future may hold
  • Cerebra Charity helping children with brain conditions. This website has downloadable parent guides
  • PDNet
  • Free to join, national network. Supports education professionals to promote positive outcomes. For children and young people with physical disability.  Includes links to free training, resources and the PD Net Forum. Free, online, self-evaluation tool for enables SENCOs