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The Adolescent with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)

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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
  • A 5 Paperback
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