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Adolescent with Development Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)

by Amanda Kirby Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Pbk 144 pages
AU$33.99 NZ$34.77
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Adolescence is hard for most of us, but for an individual with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) it can be twice as hard. Amanda Kirby, Medical Director of the Dyscovery Centre and the mother of a DCD child herself, addresses the main difficulties encountered by adolescents with DCD, including building relationships and coping with secondary school. With a common sense approach she provides a series of practical ideas on how individuals can tackle these difficulties making The Adolescent with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder an essential resource for adolescents with DCD, as well as parents, teachers and health professionals.

Acknowledgement. Foreword, Professor David Sugden. 1. Introduction. 2. What is Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)? 3. Supporting the Adolescent Into Adulthood. 4. How Does Puberty Affect the Adolescent With DCD? 5. Living Together as a Family. 6. Social and Emotional Impact of Adolescence. 7. Raising Self-Esteem and Improving Social Skills. 8. Transition. 9. Strategies for Secondary School. 10. Moving On and Moving Out. Resources, References, Addresses. Index.

'This is a practical guide written by someone who knows what she's talking about... the content is education, explanation and advice on everyday matters including hygiene, family interaction, cooking, relationships, school life, homework and examinations. The advice and strategies promote independence and personal competence. Almost all the solutions are inexpensive and very realistic. The recommendations will benefit teachers, helpers, parents and adolescents...Uncluttered layout, plain English and bullet-point lists make for an easy read...You get a treasure trove of tips presented in highly accessible, timesaving, comprehensive checklists ...It's the many things you might have missed, need reminding of, or just never thought of, that make this book especially valuable.' -Afasic News
Amanda Kirby is Medical Director of the Dyscovery Centre in Cardiff and has written a number of best-selling books in the field of DCD and Dyspraxia. As the parent of a child with DCD, she has first-hand experience of the difficulties facing adolescents as they journey to adulthood.