by Amanda Kirby, David Sugden




Adolescence is hard for most of us, but for an individual with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) it can be twice as hard. Amanda Kirby, Medical Director of the Dyscovery Centre and the mother of a DCD child herself, addresses the main difficulties encountered by adolescents with DCD, including building relationships and coping with secondary school. With a common sense approach she provides a series of practical ideas on how individuals can tackle these difficulties, making The Adolescent with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder an essential resource for adolescents with DCD, as well as parents, teachers and health professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843101789
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Amanda Kirby is Medical Director of the Dyscovery Centre in Cardiff and has written a number of best-selling books in the field of DCD and Dyspraxia. As the parent of a child with DCD, she has first-hand experience of the difficulties facing adolescents as they journey to adulthood.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement. Foreword, Professor David Sugden. 1. Introduction. 2. What is Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)? 3. Supporting the Adolescent Into Adulthood. 4. How Does Puberty Affect the Adolescent With DCD? 5. Living Together as a Family. 6. Social and Emotional Impact of Adolescence. 7. Raising Self-Esteem and Improving Social Skills. 8. Transition. 9. Strategies for Secondary School. 10. Moving On and Moving Out. Resources, References, Addresses. Index.

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