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The best dyspraxia resources

Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:04 pm

Books for teenagers/young adults

Caged in Chaos: a Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free by Victoria Biggs

Living with Dyspraxia by Mary Colley

That's the Way I Think: Dyslexia and Dyspraxia Explained by David Grant.

Dyslexia: a Teenager's Guide by Sylvia Moody. (This book also contains a goldmine of information on dyspraxia, even though this is not advertised in the title.)

Books for parents

Most of the books listed above will be useful for parents. Here are a few additional titles:

People Skills for Young Adults by Maria Csoti

Dyspraxia: the Hidden Handicap by Amanda Kirby

Multicoloured Mayhem: Parenting the Many Shades of Adolescents and Children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and AD/HD by Jacqui Jackson. (There are some very good chapters on dyspraxia in here.)

Dyspraxia by Geoff Brookes. (The pages of this chunky, informative book are very smooth and smell nice!)

Books for Friends and Siblings

My Friend Has Dyspraxia by Nicole Edwards

The Dream Master by Theresa Breslin. (This is a lively children's novel by a bestselling author that has a dyspraxic main character. A good way to learn about how it feels to be dyspraxic in an understated way.)

Oh, Brother! Growing Up with a Special Needs Sibling by Natalie Hale

Books for Teachers

Developmental Dyspraxia: Identification and Intervention - a Manual for Parents and Professionals by Madeleine Portwood

Helping Children with Dyspraxia by Maureen Boon. (This is a slim, compact book by an experienced teacher at a special school for children with movement difficulties. It's the introduction that I would most recommend to a teacher who is not totally sure of their ground where dyspraxia is concerned.)

Guide to Dyspraxia and Developmental Co-ordination Disorders by Amanda Kirby and Sharon Drew

Mapping SEN: Routes through Identification to Intervention by Amanda Kirby

You should aim to read some personal accounts of living with dyspraxia in addition to these more academic works, as it is impossible to know this condition from a textbook alone.

Books on Related Conditions

Asperger's Syndrome: a Guide for Parents and Professionals by Tony Attwood

The Dyslexia Handbook by the British Dyslexia Association (updated and reprinted regularly).

Survival Strategies for People on the Autism Spectrum by Mark Fleischer

Overcoming Dyslexia by Beve Hornsby

Pretending to Be Normal: Living with Asperger Syndrome by Liane Holliday-Willey

Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome by Luke Jackson

Useful websites

See the 'Links' section of this forum.

Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:46 pm

This is more a general book for people who have a learning disability or have trouble with school stuff in general. This book has helped me create my own learning style and has tips on everything from passing tests to taking notes to being social in college. I love it. It was written by two guys--one with ADHD and one with Dyslexia, who graduated from Brown University, a very challenging school in the U.S. It's an Ivy League University, so it's very prestigious and they used these techniques to pass all of their classes. :) They talk about how they have come to accept their disabilities and how you can come to accept yours too. There are tips on how to do that in there. Some of the book talks about how the U.S. school system is not catering to its disabled students enough, but most of it is just tips on how to get good grades, how to be yourself, and how to succeed at life!

It's called:

"Learning Outside the Lines: Two Ivy League Students With Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution" by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole.

Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:37 pm

Related disorders to dyspraxia:

Non-verbal Learning Disorder (NLD or NVLD):

www.nldline.com

www.nldontheweb.com

These provide resources on NLD, a related disorder to dyspraxia, if not the same disorder by a different name. :) They have stories of success, describe the disorder, and also describe the differences between it and Asperger's Disorder and NLD. Some also talk about the emotional disorders which sometimes come with Dyspraxia and NLD and how to combat them.

Re: The best dyspraxia resources

Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:49 pm

i've read a bit of 'making inclusion work for children with dyspraxia', it has good general information even though it's for children.

Re: The best dyspraxia resources

Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:15 pm

Wait. There's a book called 'My Friend has Dyspraxia'?

I need to buy a lot of copies for my friends!

Re: The best dyspraxia resources

Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:22 pm

i read that book and had a copy of it

Re: The best dyspraxia resources

Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:47 pm

Where can I buy these books?

Re: The best dyspraxia resources

Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:18 pm

jemstein123 wrote:Where can I buy these books?


dyspraxia foundation website or even amazon

Re: The best dyspraxia resources

Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:40 pm

Try places like Amazon or Ebay first and then maybe try more specialised book shops like Waterstones.

Re: The best dyspraxia resources

Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:34 pm

hi does anyone have verbal dyspraxia and have to use a communication aid. i do and would like to hear from anyone else in the same boat. i feel different and need to find another person like me so i can finding out its not just me. thanks for listening. it isn't a great thing to have and i have good support. happy reasonable ok.

Re: The best dyspraxia resources

Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:35 pm

hi does anyone have verbal dyspraxia and have to use a communication aid. i do and would like to hear from anyone else in the same boat. i feel different and need to find another person like me so i can finding out its not just me. thanks for listening. it isn't a great thing to have and i have good support. happy reasonable ok.

Re: The best dyspraxia resources

Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:37 pm

I have Caged in Chaos it's a good book, my counsellor brought it for me and recommended that I read it.
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