Can I tell you about dyspraxia? A guide for friends, family and professionals
By: Boon, Maureen.
Contributor(s): Hallam, Imogen.Series: Can I tell you about...?.Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley 2014Description: 55 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781849054478.Subject(s): DYSPRAXIA | SCHOOLING | ASSESSMENT | THERAPY | MOTOR SKILLS | PARENTING | TEACHERS | PEERS
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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. Early signs of dyspraxia
6. Difficulties at primary school
7. Going for an assessment
8. Therapy groups
9. Handwriting and fine motor skills
10. Getting organised for school
11. Sport. 12. Maths and Science
13. Some facts about Dyspraxia
14. How parents can help
15. How teachers can help
16. How other children can help
Recommended reading, websites and useful organisations.
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"Meet Marco - a boy with dyspraxia, which is sometimes called Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD). 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." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
“A Wonderfully useful little book! Demystifying, non-patronising and with loads of practical suggestions for parents, teachers and dyspraxic children themselves.” – Sue Palmer, literacy specialist and author of “Toxic Childhood”.
This is another in the “Can I Tell You About...?” series.
It introduces Marco, a boy with dyspraxia. He 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 coordination. He talks about the challenges of having dyspraxia and lets readers know how he can be helped and supported.
The illustrations are pertinent, but the facial expressions are, to my eye, slightly strange.