Can I tell you about Dyspraxia

Author: Maureen Boon
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008242
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Can I tell you about Autism

Author: Jude Welton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008293
Format: PDF, Docs
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Meet Tom - a young boy with autism. Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and explaining the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine. Tom tells readers about all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him. This illustrated book is ideally suited for readers aged 7 and upwards, and will be an excellent way to increase understanding about autism, in the classroom or at home. It also includes clear, useful information for parents and professionals.

Caged in Chaos

Author: Victoria Biggs
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008730
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Can I Tell You about Asperger Syndrome

Author: Jude Welton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843102064
Format: PDF, ePub
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Introducing Adam, who has Asperger syndrome -- Reading feelings -- Tones of voice -- Playing with others -- Loud noises -- Confusing groups -- Unexpected change -- Motor skills -- Special interests -- What is Asperger syndrome? -- How to help -- How teachers can help.

My Friend Josh Has Dyspraxia

Author: Christine R. Draper
Publisher: Achieve2day
ISBN: 9781909986190
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A picture book to help children understand dyspraxia. Narrated by a friend, the book talks about how dyspraxia affects Josh at school and at home. Dyspraxia is a common condition that affects a child's coordination as well as organisation and processing. This simple book explains dyspraxia, using a child narative. While it explains the difficulties encountered by a dyspraxic child it recognises that all children with dyspraxia are different and is written in a positive narrative. This is an ideal book for parents or teachers to use to explain what dyspraxia is and how it affects a classmate, friend or family member. The author has a son with dyspraxia and it was written in consultation with a number of other parents of dyspraxic children.

Can I Tell You about ADHD

Author: Susan Yarney
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849053596
Format: PDF, Docs
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Each illustrated book in this series is designed for parents and professionals to use with children ages 7-up to help explain difficult concepts and features a cartoon character that explains a particular brain disorder. Original.

My Friend Has Dyspraxia

Author: Nicola Edwards
Publisher: Anova Books
ISBN: 9781844580965
Format: PDF
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Discusses what dyspraxia is, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.

You re So Clumsy Charley

Author: Jane Binnion
Publisher: YOUR STORIES MATTER
ISBN: 1909320668
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Charley always seemed to get into trouble, though he didn't mean to. He was getting fed up of going to school because he felt different from most of the other kids. Then he met his Aunty Bella. And everything changed. This illustrated children's story explains what it feels like to be a child who is different from other children. Charley seems to keep getting into trouble all the time for doing things wrong. While not labelled in the story, Charley has a specific learning difficulty. In particular, he shows dyspraxic (a.k.a. Developmental Coordination Disorder) tendencies such as clumsiness. It is Charley's specific learning difficulty that makes him feel different and therefore unhappy at school, because he doesn't understand it. Thankfully, when Charley learns he is not alone, things begin to get better for him. This book can be used with young children to discuss how neurodiversity (e.g. dyspraxia, dyslexia, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome) is not a bad thing and that in fact it can have its strengths. This illustrated book helps parents, teachers, and other adults who support children, have a non-threatening discussion about specific learning difficulties with children of primary school age. Children find it easier to relate to, and discuss, the character in the story rather than have all the attention focused on them. Using the book as a catalyst for discussion, adults can use the illustrated story at home or in school with children who have a specific learning difficulty, or exhibit tendencies of one. Teachers can use the book to help classmates better understand their peers who may struggle with some things others don't (e.g. as illustrated by Charley's clumsiness in this story). Similarly, parents can use the book to help children better understand family members. You're So Clumsy Charley was originally published under the Funky Gerbil imprint in 2013. This Second Edition has had a change of typeface, along with the inclusion of some additional information for teachers/adults. This revised edition has been moved over to the Your Stories Matter imprint (under the same publisher). Charley was written by someone who is herself dyspraxic, and is based on both her own and her daughter's experiences of being misunderstood. She wanted to help those children who continue to remain misunderstood. As with all of its books, the publisher aims to help people know they are not alone with what makes them different. If a young person or adult can relate to a story, it gives them hope and encourages them to share their concerns. The publisher aims to provide free teaching resources for all of its books that can be used in schools, to help improve understanding and celebrate differences.

Understanding Dyspraxia

Author: Maureen Boon
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849050694
Format: PDF, Docs
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Revised ed. of the author's: Helping children with dyspraxia, 2000.

Can I Tell You about Selective Mutism

Author: Maggie Johnson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849052891
Format: PDF
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Discusses selective mutism, explaining how those suffering from the disorder experience intense fear and panic in social situations, and offers suggestions for how parents and educators can help those afflicted.