Paperback: £12.95 / $21.95
2005, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-347-9, BIC 2: VF JMC JNSG VFJD
Winner of the Nasen/TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award 2005
Winner of the NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award 2005
Written by a teenage dyspraxic, this inspiring book is a unique practical guide for dyspraxics and those around them struggling and determined to get to grips with the social, physical and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination disorders (DCDs).
In her own conversational style, Victoria Biggs discusses both the primary effects of her 'learning difference' - disorganization, clumsiness and poor short-term memory - and the secondary difficulties she and other dyspraxics encounter, including bullying, low self-esteem and loneliness. She offers down-to-earth advice on a wide range of issues, from body language, puberty, health and hygiene to family life and social skills. Personal stories and 'this-is-what-it's-like-for-me' accounts from other dyspraxic adolescents are also included.
Her positive and practical approach and profound empathy with others in her situation make this book a must-read for dyspraxics, their parents and other family members, and for professionals working with them.
Illustrated by Sharon Tsang
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