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Caged in chaos : a dyspraxic guide to breaking free / Victoria Biggs ; foreword by Jo Todd ; illustrated by Sharon Tsang.

By: Biggs, Victoria.
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014Edition: Updated edition.Description: 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781849054744.Subject(s): DYSPRAXIA | AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Contents:
A recipe for chaos -- The hidden people at home -- A survival guide to school -- Making the grade -- Crossing the chasm -- The case of the cooked tomato -- Bullying -- Coping with growing up -- Understanding your diagnosis -- Dealing with dyspraxia : what can I do now? -- Lying diagonally in a parallel universe.
Summary: "Written by a teenager with dyspraxia, this is a humorous and inspiring practical guide for young adults with dyspraxia and those around them trying to get to grips with the physical, social and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination disorders (DCDs). In her own conversational style, Victoria Biggs explains the primary effects of dyspraxia - disorganization, clumsiness and poor short-term memory - as well as other difficulties that dyspraxic teenagers encounter, such as bullying and low self-esteem. Peppered with personal stories from other teens, this award-winning book offers down-to-earth advice on a wide range of adolescent issues, from puberty, health and hygiene to family life and making friends. The new edition includes an update from the author on her university and work experiences and how dyspraxia affects her now as an adult. Her positive approach and profound empathy with others in her situation make this book a must-read." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
List(s) this item appears in: New for adults. July 2019
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210) and index.

A recipe for chaos -- The hidden people at home -- A survival guide to school -- Making the grade -- Crossing the chasm -- The case of the cooked tomato -- Bullying -- Coping with growing up -- Understanding your diagnosis -- Dealing with dyspraxia : what can I do now? -- Lying diagonally in a parallel universe.

"Written by a teenager with dyspraxia, this is a humorous and inspiring practical guide for young adults with dyspraxia and those around them trying to get to grips with the physical, social and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination disorders (DCDs). In her own conversational style, Victoria Biggs explains the primary effects of dyspraxia - disorganization, clumsiness and poor short-term memory - as well as other difficulties that dyspraxic teenagers encounter, such as bullying and low self-esteem. Peppered with personal stories from other teens, this award-winning book offers down-to-earth advice on a wide range of adolescent issues, from puberty, health and hygiene to family life and making friends. The new edition includes an update from the author on her university and work experiences and how dyspraxia affects her now as an adult. Her positive approach and profound empathy with others in her situation make this book a must-read." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE

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