17th October 2003 at 01:00

* The website of Matthew Alden-Farrow, who has dyspraxia (, provides a revealing insight into the condition.

It contains lots of practical advice, tried and tested.

* has the reflections of parents with children who have the condition.

* The Dyspraxia Foundation ( works to ensure that people understand the condition. The website includes the addresses of local support groups, details of current research programmes and helpful advice for teachers. It also has a wide range of publications. The organisation can also be reached at 8 West Alley, Hitchen, Herts SG5 1EG.

Helpline: 01462 454986.

* The Dyspraxia Connection ( provides support, information and practical help. It offers support for the bullied and has on-line mentoring for young dyspraxics.

* TeacherPack.html is a Scottish website.

A group of teachers, with Dr Christine Macintyre of Edinburgh University, have developed guidance to help teachers identify and support children affected by developmental co-ordination disorder in early years. A copy of the teacher's pack was posted to each nursery and primary school in Scotland in September 2002. Copies can be downloaded from this address.

* Many other local authorities provide information about their specific provision. Check their websites to see what support is available, for teachers and parents and their children.

* Other websites across the world explore the condition. These contain good introductions to dyspraxia and many interesting ideas.;;

* is the website of a private organisation that seeks to provide an integrated therapeutic approach to the condition. It provides courses for teachers and has been instrumental in setting up university-accredited training programmes in dyspraxia across the UK.

* For Dr Richardson's research, try and


* Developmental Dyspraxia: identification and intervention. A manual for parents and professionals, by Madeleine Portwood (David Fulton pound;21.50). This is regarded as the essential book on the condition.

* Helping Children with Dyspraxia, by Maureen Boon (Jessica Kingsley pound;10.95).

* Dyspraxia 5-11: a practical guide, by Christine Macintyre (David Fulton pound;16).

* Dyspraxia: the hidden handicap (Human Horizons Series), by Dr Amanda Kirby (Souvenir Press pound;12.99).

* Dyspraxia: a guide for teachers and parents, by Kate Ripley, Bob Daines and Jenny Barrett (David Fulton pound;17.50).

* Stephen Harris In Trouble (a dyspraxic drama in several clumsy acts), by Tim Nichol (Jessica Kingsley pound;8.95).

* How to help a clumsy child, by Lisa A Kurtz (Jessica Kingsley pound;10.95)

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