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COVER -- LIVING WITH DYSPRAXIA -- CONTENTS -- FOREWORD BY VICTORIA BIGGS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- INTRODUCTION BY DR AMANDA KIRBY -- 1. What is Developmental Dyspraxia? -- A definition of dyspraxia -- What causes dyspraxia? -- Who is affected by dyspraxia? -- What are the symptoms of dyspraxia? -- Associated conditions -- So…do you have dyspraxia? -- 2. Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment -- First steps -- What to do when you first seek assessment -- Who can assess for dyspraxia? -- What happens after assessment and diagnosis? -- Treatment and intervention -- Other treatments and interventions -- 3. Relaxation, Sports and Exercise -- Relax! -- Complementary therapies -- Sports and exercise -- Relaxing hobbies -- 4. Communications and Relationships -- Conversations and discussions -- Helping yourself -- Personal and sexual relationships -- Taking responsibility -- Helping yourself -- 5. Organising Yourself -- Personal care and hygiene -- Clothes -- Budgeting and shopping -- Written presentation -- Eating, drinking and parties -- Travelling -- 6. Organising Your Home -- Organising your time -- Clearing the clutter -- Washing dishes and clothes -- Cooking -- Sewing and craftwork -- Do-it-yourself -- Gardening -- 7. Studying with Dyspraxia -- Finding the right place -- Disabled Students Allowance -- Getting started - How your college might help -- Organise your studies -- 8. Dyspraxia at Work -- Jobs and careers - Getting started -- Disability Discrimination Act -- Trade unions -- How to cope in theworkplace -- 9. Four Adults with Dyspraxia -- Jean -- Martin -- Judith -- Janet -- APPENDIX 1 CLAIMING BENEFITS -- APPENDIX 2 INDEPENDENT LIVING AND COMMUNITY CARE -- APPENDIX 3 ASSESSMENT FOR ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DYSPRAXIA -- APPENDIX 4 INTERNATIONAL DYSPRAXIA CENTRES -- APPENDIX 5 ADULT DEVELOPMENTAL DYSPRAXIA (DCD) QUESTIONNAIRE.
APPENDIX 6 THE MAKE-UP OF NEURO-DIVERSITY -- DANDA: DEVELOPMENTAL ADULT NEURO-DIVERSITY ASSOCIATION -- INDEX.
This book was written to help all adults with Dyspraxia tackle the everyday situations that many people take for granted. It is full of practical advice on everything from getting a diagnosis to learning how to manage household chores. Topics addressed include self-esteem and how Dyspraxia often interacts with other conditions.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.