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Can I tell you about Dyspraxia?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

by Maureen Boon Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
03/2014
ISBN:
9781849054478
Format:
Pbk 56 pages
Price:
AU$17.99 NZ$17.38
Product Status: Available in Approx 7 days
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Meet Marco - a boy with dyspraxia. Marco invites readers to
learn about dyspraxia from his perspective, helping them to
understand what it is and what it feels like when he sometimes
struggles to control his movement and co-ordination. He talks
about the challenges of having dyspraxia and lets readers
know how he can be helped and supported. This illustrated book will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and professionals working with children with dyspraxia. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

Can I tell you about…?
The 'Can I tell you about…?' series offers simple introductions to a range of limiting conditions and other issues that affect our lives.
Friendly characters invite readers to learn about their experiences, the challenges they face, and how they would like to be helped and
supported. These books serve as excellent starting points for family and classroom discussions.

Contents: Introduction. 1. What it's like to have Dyspraxia. 2. Getting dressed and changed. 3. Going to secondary school. 4. Before I went to school. 5.
Primary school. 6. Going for an assessment. 7. Therapy groups. 8. Getting organised. 9. Sport and PE. 10. Maths and Science. 11. Some facts about
Dyspraxia. 12. How parents can help. 13. How teachers can help. 14. How other children can help. Recommended reading, websites and useful
organisations.

Maureen Boon recently retired as Headteacher of Vranch House, an independent school for children with physical disabilities in
Exeter which provides therapeutic interventions for children with movement and associated disorders such as cerebral palsy and
dyspraxia. She has worked with children with movement disorders for over thirty years, and previously taught in primary schools.
She is the author of Understanding Dyspraxia: A Guide for Parents and Teachers, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.