Effectiveness of Treatment
Evidence Based Practice
The Practice is dedicated to research to enable a better understand and treatment for children with Development Co-ordination Disorder and Dyspraxia. The therapists regularly submit articles to professional journals, as well as present audits and treatment from the practice at professional conferences. All names of patients used for audit presentation are confidential but please inform the Practice’s secretary if your do not wish for your child’s results to be used for research purposes.
In June 1998 the Practice published research in the Physiotherapy Journal. This showed that on average each patient made 69% improvement at the end of treatment and this had progressed to 73% by the review 3 months following the completion of treatment. The three year follow up study published in 2002 showed that the children had continued to make good progress with their motor skills and self confidence. Only 20% had required one further course of treatment after which time they had made similar good progress as the other children in the study. The Practice continues to audit the results of its patients and currently the improvement is 75% at the review. Similarly, parents report an improvement with the skills at home and school that they had wished to see improve of 73%
Other Published Articles from the Practice:
Lee ( 1998) Dyspraxia and the Importance of Self-confidence and Self-esteem. British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 5 (10) 500 - 501
LEE MG & SMITH GN (1998) The Effectiveness of Physiotherapy for Dyspraxia, Physiotherapy 84 (6) 276 - 284
LEE & GRONMARK (2000) Ages Children with Dyspraxia Reach Their Milestones. Proceedings from Conference 2000, Dyspraxia Foundation
LEE MG & SMITH GN (2002) A Three Year Study on the Progress of Children Following Physiotherapy Treatment for Dyspraxia, Dyspraxia Foundation Professional Journal, Issue 1, 9 - 23
LEE MG, YOXALL S & SMITH P ( 2002) : Effect of Physiotherapy on self-esteem. Dyspraxia Foundation conference 2002
LEE MG & YOXALL S. (2004): Changes in Interests Following Physiotherapy treatment for Children with Dyspraxia. Dyspraxia Foundation Professional Journal 2004
In addition, Michele has published her book: Co-ordination Difficulties - practical ways forwards which is published by Fulton Publishers ( ISBN 1-84312-258-8)
For any copies of the above articles of for information on purchasing the book, please contact the office on 01895 835144 or email email@example.com .