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There's a little girl in my choir who suffers from mild dyspraxia, which means she has difficulty controlling her facial muscles. You wouldn't know it in normal conversation, but she struggles very hard to sing notes accurately. We're an all-comers sort of choir, so that's not by itself a problem, but she's aware of it and very much wants to be able to overcome it. She's been coming 15 minutes early to choir for a few months to do 'sing this note/phrase back to me' type work and is making some progress, but I could do with some advice and guidance - if anybody has, or has any contacts with, specific experience of working with young children with this condition, I'd much appreciate a PM..

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There's a little girl in my choir who suffers from mild dyspraxia, which means she has difficulty controlling her facial muscles. You wouldn't know it in normal conversation, but she struggles very hard to sing notes accurately. We're an all-comers sort of choir, so that's not by itself a problem, but she's aware of it and very much wants to be able to overcome it. She's been coming 15 minutes early to choir for a few months to do 'sing this note/phrase back to me' type work and is making some progress, but I could do with some advice and guidance - if anybody has, or has any contacts with, specific experience of working with young children with this condition, I'd much appreciate a PM..

 

I am advised by a relative who is a Learning Support specialist that this is a speech and language problem; I expect that John Erskine has already directed you in the right direction.

 

David Harrison

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