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Dyspraxia 2017 Conference in Christchurch

Wednesday, August 16, 2017   Posted in: Conferences By: Administrator With tags: conferences, learning

The Dyspraxia Support Group of N.Z. (Inc.),The theme for the Dyspraxia 2017 Conference is Moving Forward: Living Positively with Developmental Dyspraxia/DCD. The aim of the conference is that you leave with increased knowledge and understanding that will empower those people impacted by Developmental Dyspraxia/DCD in a positive and meaningful way. 

Dates: Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October 2017
Location: Rydges Latimer Hotel.
Cost: $325 for financial members of the Dyspraxia Support Group of NZ, and $355 for non-members. All prices include GST.

These earlybird registration fees are available until Monday 4th September 2017. A late fee of $30 applies to registrations from 5th September.

Get more information on the Dyspraxia 2017 Conference, including how to register. You can also contact Christine Lake for further details (conference[at]

Each person, regardless of age, with Developmental Dyspraxia/DCD is truly unique – one size definitely doesn’t fit all.  Dyspraxia Support Group NZ hopes that from attending this conference you will develop an understanding of how people impacted by Developmental Dyspraxia/DCD transition positively through life.

it is hoped that delegates will leave with an enhanced understanding of the strengths and challenges people with Developmental Dyspraxia/DCD may experience.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Professor Peter H Wilson - Co-Director of the Centre for Disability and Development  Research and Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Australian Catholic University.
  • Professor David Sugden - internationally recognised for his work in Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (Developmental Dyspraxia/DCD) and related specific learning difficulties from from Leeds University (via webinar).
  • Professor Amanda Kirby from the Dyscovery Centre in Wales (via webinar);
  • Professor Cheryl Missiuna from McMaster University in Canada (via webinar);
  • Dr Susan Foster-Cohen - Director of the Champion Centre
  • Dr Matt Eggleston - a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist and
  • Emma Ratcliff - an Occupational Therapist.

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