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.
- 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