Living with Dyspraxia: A Guide for Adults with Developmental Dyspraxia - Revised Edition

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Aug 15, 2006 - Self-Help - 168 pages
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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 professionals and families members who come into contact with them as well as those who simply wish to learn more about Dyspraxia.
 

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Contents

1 What is Developmental Dyspraxia?
15
2 Assessment Diagnosis and Treatment
25
3 Relaxation Sports and Exercise
38
4 Communications and Relationships
48
5 Organising Yourself
62
6 Organising Your Home
76
7 Studying with Dyspraxia
91
8 Dyspraxia at Work
110
APPENDIX 1 CLAIMING BENEFITS
137
APPENDIX 2 INDEPENDENT LIVING AND COMMUNITY CARE
140
APPENDIX 3 ASSESSMENT FOR ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DYSPRAXIA
143
APPENDIX 4 INTERNATIONAL DYSPRAXIA CENTRES
144
APPENDIX 5 ADULT DEVELOPMENTAL DYSPRAXIA DCD QUESTIONNAIRE
145
APPENDIX 6 THE MAKEUP OF NEURODIVERSITY
161
DEVELOPMENTAL ADULT NEURODIVERSITY ASSOCIATION
162
INDEX
164

9 Four Adults with Dyspraxia
127

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Page 16 - There is no known cause for the condition, although it is thought to be an immaturity of neurone development in the brain rather than brain damage.
Page 16 - Dyspraxia is thought to affect up to 10 per cent of the population and up to 4 per cent severely.

About the author (2006)

Mary Colley was diagnosed with Dyspraxia, as well as ADHD and Dyslexia, in her mid-forties. Since that point, she has 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 has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of Dyspraxia and other specific learning disabilities, via print, radio and national media. This book was previously published in 2000, and sold over 2500 copies.

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