Can I tell you about Dyspraxia

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

Specific Learning Difficulties What Teachers Need to Know

Author: Diana Hudson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500461
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book clearly explains what Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) are, and describes the symptoms of conditions most commonly encountered in the mainstream classroom: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and OCD. The author provides an overview of the strengths and weaknesses commonly associated with each of these conditions, as well as practical suggestions for modifying teaching materials and methods to make learning enjoyable, effective and accessible for students. There are also dedicated chapters on helping students with SpLDs to develop effective revision skills and exam techniques. This straight-talking and accessible guide is ideal for teachers, teaching assistants, and those in school management who want to know more about supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties.

Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop Skip and a Jump

Author: Geoffrey Platt
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009486
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Geoff Platt's exercise program, tailored to help children with dyspraxia to overcome their symptoms, enjoy physical activities, and become as active as their friends and classmates, is now proven to be even more effective. This revised edition outlines the fun and easy-to-teach program, which focuses on familiar activities such as running, jumping and ball play, and explains how regular exercise routines can reduce weakness and improve motor skills, such as balance, timing and coordination. It includes extra session plans, incorporates new research, and adds a secondary stage to the exercise program, teaching the skills of praxis, planning movement and improving skills. This practical guide will be an essential resource for Physical Education teachers and non-specialist teachers of recreation and games classes who are looking to help children with dyspraxia to reduce weakness and improve motor skills, as well as parents.

Tic Disorders

Author: Uttom Chowdhury
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009176
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the essential one-stop guide for parents of children and young people with tic disorders and the professionals who work with them. Drawing on current research and their own clinical experience, the authors provide up-to-date information on tic disorders and review the psychological, medical and alternative methods of managing symptoms. Written in clear, accessible language and with practical advice on how to support children with tics at home and in school, the book also includes essential information on the common co-occurring conditions and difficulties, such as ADHD, anxiety, OCD, autism, self-esteem issues and behavioural difficulties.

Can I Tell You about Anxiety

Author: Lucy Willetts
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
ISBN: 9781849055277
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A girl named Megan describes what life with anxiety is like, explains the challenges she faces, and suggests ways for parents and educators to help those who suffer from the condition.

Understanding Dyspraxia

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

The Dyspraxic Learner

Author: Alison Patrick
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500496
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With a wealth of practical strategies for teaching and supporting students with dyspraxia aged from 11 years up to college or university level, this book addresses all aspects of learning and ways in which teaching can be tailored to the dyspraxic learner. By exploring dyspraxia and its physical, emotional, psychological and social impacts on learning, the author shares tried-and-tested strategies for ensuring that students with dyspraxia achieve their full potential. This book covers a wide range of topics, such as research and study skills, improving memory, teaching literacy, visual and auditory learning styles, dealing with sleeplessness, stress, low self-esteem and anxiety, and preparing for future employment. Teachers will have a greater understanding of dyspraxia, and feel confident in helping students with dyspraxia to overcome educational challenges. Teachers, lecturers, tutors and SENCOs will find this book useful, and it will also be of interest to students with dyspraxia who are looking for ways to help themselves with their school or university work.

Can I Tell You about Depression

Author: Christopher Dowrick
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
ISBN: 9781849055635
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to depression. Julie helps readers to understand what depression is, how it feels to be depressed and how it can affect their family life. She explains what help and support is available for people with depression and what friends and family can do to make things easier for her.

Can I tell you about ADHD

Author: Susan Yarney
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007084
Format: PDF, Docs
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Meet Ben - a young boy with ADHD. Ben invites readers to learn about ADHD from his perspective. He helps children understand what it means to have ADHD and describes what it is and how it feels. Ben explains how he was diagnosed and what he has learnt about ways to relieve his ADHD symptoms, and how friends and adults can help at home and school. This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and professionals working with children with ADHD. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

Can I tell you about Selective Mutism

Author: Alison Wintgens
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857006110
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Meet Hannah - a young girl with selective mutism (SM). Hannah invites readers to learn about selective mutism from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is, what it feels like to have SM, and how they can help. This illustrated book is packed with accessible information and will be an ideal introduction to selective mutism. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support a child with the condition and is also a good place to start when encouraging children with SM to talk about how it affects them.