– part of the How to Help, Understand and Support Children and Young People series of books
Published by Pavilion Publishing, Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD/Dyspraxia) offers a complete introduction to this complex and often misunderstood topic. DCD (historically sometimes called ‘dyspraxia’) is a frequently under-detected condition. It mainly affects physical coordination but also impacts on many other areas of life. It is often seen as an ‘enigma’ as there is little consensus regarding definitions and terminology. This book dispels myths about DCD. It looks at the issues, challenges and experiences commonly faced by a young person with DCD – and how parents, carers, teachers and schools can help.
Essential for parents and carers of children and young people living with DCD and dyspraxia; teachers, teaching assistants, educational psychologists, school senior management teams and other education professionals; DCD support groups; youth workers, group leaders and others interested in the socio-emotional development of young people.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Susan Lloyd is an experienced occupational therapist and specialist teacher who has worked in the NHS, social services departments and independent practice in the UK, Denmark and Canada. Sue has worked with adults and children with a wide range of conditions as both a senior practitioner and manager. As a teacher, she has worked mainly with children with a range of neurodevelopmental disorders in schools, specialist learning centres and private practice. Sue has two adult daughters, both with learning differences and one with DCD.
Laura Graham is a paediatric occupational therapist working in independent practice. She is community-based and works primarily within homes and educational settings with people with neurodevelopmental conditions that impact on performance and participation. Prior to setting up her practice Laura worked for many years in NHS community teams. She has two teenage children, one with a chronic medical condition and another with DCD.