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Syndromes & Conditions - Dyspraxia

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100 ideas for supporting pupils with dyspraxia and DCD / Kirby, Amanda; Peters, Lynne. -- London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2007. x, 109 ; 20 cm.

This resource, aimed at anyone working to support students with dyspraxia and DCD (developmental coordination disorder), provides practical ideas to enhance and develop learning. Separate sections cover pre-school, primary and secondary school, with ideas ranging from developing fine and gross motor skills to preparing children for more independent living.

SC/DYS KIR [P14246]








The adolescent with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) / Kirby, Amanda. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2004. 143 p.

A guide for parents and carers on supporting adolescents entering adulthood who have dyspraxia, also known as Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD). The book offers practical suggestions on a range of issues including self care and hygiene, family interaction, social skills, transition stages, high school, learning to drive and moving out of home. The ideas presented in the book aim to support independence in the adolescent and encourage them to take control of their lives in a positive manner.

SC/DYS KIR [P10638]








Beating Dyspraxia with a hop, skip and a jump : a simple exercise program for home and school / Platt, Geoff. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011. 144p. ; 23 cm.

In this book the author presents a program aimed at improving strength and fitness by focussing on familiar activities such as running, jumping and ball play. The book demonstrates how regular exercise routines that are tailored specifically to the needs of children with dyspraxia can make a real difference, eliminating weakness by improving muscle activation, neural control and overall movement skills. A resource for parents, physical education teachers, and other teachers of recreation and games classes.

SC/DYS PLA [P14125]








Caged in chaos : a dyspraxic guide to breaking free / Biggs, Victoria. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2005. 200 p.

Sixteen year old Victoria writes about her personal experiences living with dyspraxia. With contributions from other adolescents with dyspraxia, the author gives advice on improving social skills, dealing with bullies, coping at school, going through puberty, dating and relationships and surviving through to adulthood.

SC/DYS BIG [P11668]








Developmental Co-ordination Disorder : hints and tips for the activities of daily living / Ball, Morven F. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2002. 96 p.

This handbook gives parents simple ideas to help with general daily living activities. There are tips on how to support and encourage children with developmental coordination disorders who have difficulties with posture, writing, scissors, reading and feeding. There are practical ideas to help with personal care such as toileting, bathing, grooming and dressing. The book discusses problems with behaviour, attention, learning new and difficult tasks and suggests ways to overcome them. There are a variety of activities and exercise suggestions to improve motor skills.

SC/DYS BAL [P10628]








Guide to dyspraxia and developmental co-ordination disorders / Kirby, Amanda; Drew, Sharon. -- London: David Fulton Publishers, 2003. 186 p. : ill.

Development Coordination Disorders (DCD) is considered in the context of other learning difficulties. The authors look at the underlying difficulties, analyse current research and practice and consider solutions to these disorders for the primary school child, the adolescent and the adult in the context of the home, school and the workplace.

SC/DYS KIR [P09372]








Hands on dyspraxia : supporting children and young people with sensory and motor learning challenges / Christmas, Jill. -- Milton Keynes: Speechmark Publishing, 2009. x, 155p. ; 30cm

The aims of this handbook are to provide a simple and clear understanding of some of the underlying challenges that children with dyspraxia and developmental co-ordination disorder experience, along with easy and accessible strategies for support.

SC/DYS CHR [P13914]








Helping children with dyspraxia / Boon, Maureen. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2001. 111 p.

This book offers clear and positive answers to questions on dyspraxia commonly asked by parents and teachers. It outlines causes, behaviour, identification and assessment associated with dyspraxia and discusses the range of possible therapeutic interventions. Ideas are given for parents and teachers to help improve the child's movement and language abilities.

SC/DYS BOO [P10110]








How to help a clumsy child : strategies for young children with developmental motor concerns / Kurtz, Lisa A. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2003. 176 p.

A practical guide for parents on how to recognise normal and abnormal motor development in children and advice on how to obtain help if it is needed. The type of professional and the services they provide are tabled for ease of use. The general principles of intervention used by occupational therapists and other specialists are reviewed and discussed. The second part of the book looks at teaching strategies and activities for home and school. Ways to promote basic motor skills are examined and applied to independent living and classroom skills. The book ends with suggestions on how to promote self esteem in the child with developmental coordination disorder and the social impact of clumsiness.

CC 305.2315 KUR [P10631]








Living with dyspraxia : a guide for adults with developmental dyspraxia / Colley, Mary. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 168 p.

A handbook for adults with dyspraxia to help tackle everyday situations that many people take for granted. Provides practical information and advice covering topics such as getting a diagnosis; assessment and treatment; recreational activities; relationships; personal care; household chores; studying; and work.

SC / DYS COL [P11847]








Meeting special needs : a practical guide to support children with dyspraxia / Mountstephen, Mary. -- London: Practical Pre-School Books, 2010. 24 p. ; 30 cm.

This practical guide to Dyspraxia and Neuro-Developmental Delay has been written to support all early years' professionals, as well as the non-specialist practitioner and parents or carers. It gives a greater understanding of these terms and how children's early physical development can affect their progress. It provides practical ways to support and help the child, as well as ways to support the parent and carer.

SC/DYS MOU [P13364]








Stephen Harris in trouble: a dyspraxic drama in several clumsy acts / Nichol, Tim. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2003. 143p

A lighthearted story of a young boy with Dyspraxia or Developmental Coordination Disorder and the difficulties he experiences with everyday life both at home and at school. This engaging book tells of how he seeks support both at school and home and is able to work towards realising his true potential and overcoming his fears.

SC/DYS NIC [P10636]










That's the way I think : Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD explained / Grant, David. -- London: Routledge, 2010. xiv, 160 p. ; 22 cm.

Many people with dyspraxia and dyslexia also have ADHD. This book develops our understanding of specific learning differences and considers the further challenges presented by these overlapping conditions. New sections in this revised edition explore mental imagery (visualisation) and synaesthesia. It also addresses topics including colours and reading; becoming creative; sports, genes and evolution; and 'invisible' girls and women. It includes numerous anecdotes and personal insights.

SC/AAA GRA [P13345]








Understanding developmental dyspraxia: a textbook for students and professionals / Portwood, Madeleine. -- London: David Fulton Publishers, 2000. 166p.

The book focuses on the theoretical aspects of developmental dyspraxia outlining research data and the neurological basis of the condition. It aims to assist professionals in diagnosing the disorder and in determining appropriate assessment and effective methods of intervention.

SC/DYS POR [P09617]








Understanding dyspraxia : a guide for parents and teachers / Boon, Maureen. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 141 p. ; 25 cm.

This second edition reflects current practice and developments, and gives answers to questions commonly asked by parents and teachers about dyspraxia. The author draws on her experience of working with children with movement disorders to identify the characteristics of dyspraxia, explain assessment procedures and identify what can be done. It describes the full range of therapeutic interventions and has new case studies.

SC/DYS BOO [P13458]