The first meeting of the Dyspraxiatheca – Digital library for dyspraxic education Project will take place in Mons, Beligum, on 08-09/11/2016. The project has been funded in the framework of the Erasmus Plus Programme – KA2 Strategic Partnerships for school education.
Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) also known as developmental dyspraxia or quite simply dyspraxia, is a chronic neurological disorder beginning in childhood that can affect planning of movements and co-ordination as a result of brain messages not being accurately transmitted to the body. Dyspraxia is a hidden handicap that affects around 6% of European students. It impacts on 4 major activities in schools: reading, writing, arithmetic and organization.
The general awareness of public authorities and educative world is getting better since few years but access to adapted resources, interoperable and connected to the scholarship curriculum, is still a critical need for the concerned individuals. For this reason, The project aims to gather several organizations from the EU in order to create the first large “open digital library” with the objective to improve the quality of the schooling of the dyspraxic pupils or, in other words, to enhance their access, participation and performance within the education system. The project will focus on pupils between 6 to 15 years old and their responsible teachers. Indeed, it is the age range where dyspraxia is usually detected and the needs become crucial.
Les Apprimeurs (France)
MUNICIPIO DE LOUSADA (Portugal)
SCS LogoPsyCom (Belgium)
Category: In the spotlight , News and Events