Dyspraxia: Developmental Co-ordination Disorder

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Souvenir Press, Jan 2, 2011 - Education - 224 pages
Dyspraxia is truly a hidden handicap that may go undiagnosed until adulthood. A child with dyspraxia has problems co-ordinating his or her movements, and will appear clumsy. This informative, practical book is intended to help parents and teachers, with innovative ideas that they can use to encourage the child and help to improve motor skills. It looks at the child at every stage, through early years at home, at nursery school, primary and secondary school and into adulthood. Most parents are desperate for information about causes and symptoms and that information is given in simple terms, as well as information about diagnostic procedures and the characteristics of the condition. While dyspraxia cannot be cured, it can be overcome and its effects minimised. With the aid of this book a parent can ensure that their child is equipped with strategies to lead as normal a life as possible.

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Dr. Amanda Kirby is a general practitioner and runs the Healthcall Dyscovery Centre, a clinic for children and adults with coordination difficulties. She broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio and writes a weekly health column syndicated in 42 newspapers.

Dr Amanda Kirby is the UK's leading authority on Dyspraxia, and the mother of a dyspraxic child. She founded the Dyscovery Centre to help other families whose children have motor co-ordination difficulties.

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