“Watching my students’ faces as I explain to them that they will be sitting a test in a fortnight is something to behold. I often witness a whole range of emotions, from annoyance, to despair, to completely blank and unreadable expressions. It’s never a good look! So, a priority I’ve been working on for the past few months is improving knowledge retrieval, so that when a test is announced, my students can deal with it in a much more positive way.”
“Children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) – often referred to as dyspraxia – suffer much higher levels of emotional distress than their classmates and are frequently anxious and downhearted, new research highlighted at the ESRC Festival of Social Science shows.
In the UK between 5–6 per cent of children are affected by DCD.”