Courses offered on Dyspraxia

ATLAS Training has years of experience offering support for people who live with or work with children or adolescents with dyspraxia. We provide courses both during and after hours and can even offer courses at a location of your choice. Below is a list of courses that ATLAS Training offers. Click on each title to see a synopsis of the course. (Note: ATLAS Training is able to tailor our courses to meet individual needs. Feel free to Contact us for more details if you have any unique needs.)

Dyspraxia / Developmental Coordination Disorder

Sensory Processing/Sensory Integration

Sensory Modulation

Helping your Child Develop Motor Skills

Managing Behaviour in the Classroom

Integrating the Special Needs Child

Promoting Fast and Effective Handwriting

Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder:

This course looks at the motor deficits experienced by a large number of children that impacts their ability to write and manage the complexity of tasks necessary for school, including organisation, time management, and social skills. The primary focus will be on understanding and promoting independence in the classroom.


Sensory Processing/Sensory Integration:

This course covers an overview of the sensory systems, how they work together and what happens when it goes wrong. The primary focus is on the behaviours that suggest inadequate sensory processing and strategies for parents and teachers to promote behaviour and attention through the sensory systems.


Sensory Modulation:

Sensory modulation is the "arousal" or alertness of our bodies and is an essential component for attention, frustration tolerance and behaviour regulation. This course covers modulation in detail and its impact on the child's behaviour and emotional regulation and provides parents and teachers with ways of regulating modulation and communicating with children about their modulation.


Helping your Child Develop Motor Skills:

This course focuses on what parents can do at home to help their child build on motor or other skills. Practical strategies are the key to this course and suggestions will be included for using easy to find (or easy to make) equipment to build skills.


Managing Behaviour in the Classroom:

Behaviour is often one of the biggest barriers to interacting and coping with everyday tasks. This course helps parents and teachers to identify the causes behind behaviours that are inhibiting the way a child mixes with others and manages the tasks they need to do. The topics discussed include sensory processing, attention, language, self-esteem and social skills. This course is best run over 2 sessions, with parents and teachers first learning to identify the reasons for the behaviours and then developing tools to overcome those behaviours. Participants are given opportunities to discuss real-life children (confidentially) and thus come away with strategies that are applicable to them and their unique children.


Integrating the Special Needs Child:

This course focuses on the unique needs of children with Special Educational Needs and their difficulties integrating into the classroom and the playground. Strategies to promote integration are developed as part of the course.


Promoting Fast and Effective Handwriting:

This course focuses on the components of handwriting and looks at the comparison between writing neatly and writing fast. Parents and teachers are provided with strategies that promote functional handwriting in children.