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The Adolescent with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)
by Amanda Kirby
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 ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 15th 2003 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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To start with I must confess myself entirely enthralled with this book. From personal care to transition into secondary or college level studies, to transition out of the home, it gives advice for caregivers and teachers alike. The beginning gives a nice background on DCD, DSM-IV and ICD-10, prevalence in society, and symptomatic concerns in adolescents. These young adults need a unique level of support and guidance that is similar but different from their neuro-typical peers. It isn’t enough to ...more