Living with Dyspraxia

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August 2006



For people with developmental dyspraxia, everyday life can pose a multitude of problems. Tasks the majority of people would find simple can often be taxing and fraught with difficulty. Living with Dyspraxia was written to help all adults with dyspraxia tackle the everyday situations that many people take for granted. It is full of practical advice on everything from getting a diagnosis to learning how to manage household chores. Important topics are addressed, such as self-esteem, whether to disclose your condition within the workplace, how to communicate more effectively and also how dyspraxia often interacts with other conditions, such as dyslexia, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome. This practical resource will be of use to adults with dyspraxia, the family members and professionals who come into contact with them as well as those who simply wish to learn more about dyspraxia.


Foreword by Victoria Biggs. Acknowledgements. Introduction by Amanda Kirby.
1. What Is Developmental Dyspraxia?
2. Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment.
3. Relaxation, Sports and Exercise.
4. Communications and Relationships.
5. Organising Yourself.
6. Organising Your Home.
7. Studying with Dyspraxia.
8. Dyspraxia at Work.
9. Four Adults with Dyspraxia.
Appendix 1: Claiming Benefits.
Appendix 2: Independent Living and Community Care.
Appendix 3: Assessment for Adults with Developmental Dyspraxia.
Appendix 4: Overseas Dyspraxia Centres.
Appendix 5: Adult Developmental Dyspraxia (DCD) Questionnaire.
Appendix 6: The Make-Up of Neuro-Diversity. About DANDA (Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association). Index.


Mary Colley was diagnosed with Dyspraxia, as well as ADHD and Dyslexia, in her mid-forties. She helped set up the Dyspraxia Foundation Adult Support Group, and achieved a Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties at the Hornsby Centre. She went on to help form DANDA (Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association) a charity working with adults with dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger's Syndrome, AD(H)D and related syndromes. She campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of Dyspraxia and other specific learning disabilities, via print, radio and national media.
EAN: 9781843104520
ISBN: 1843104520
Untertitel: A Guide for Adults with Developmental Dyspraxia. Rev ed. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2006
Seitenanzahl: 168 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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