Addresses the main difficulties encountered by adolescents with DCD, including building relationships and coping with secondary school.
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.
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.