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Understanding Motor Skills in Children with Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism, and Other Learning Disabilities: A Guide to Improving Coordination (JKP Essentials Series) Paperback – October 15, 2007

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'The book is user-friendly and includes clear diagrams in each section, along with tables to outline key points. I found these very useful and they are an easy reference/reminder, for example, they include a normal development chart, what assessments are available and their main aims.' ---National Association of Paediatric Occupational Therapists

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Practical strategies to help children with learning disabilities deal with coordination difficulties
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Product Details

  • Series: Jkp Essentials
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub; 1 edition (September 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843108658
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843108658
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.4 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,293,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By T. Dowden on January 13, 2009
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Our son was given a diagnosis of Developmental Coordination Disorder by two different doctors--but we were not given any information about what that meant! This book has been one of the most helpful in understanding coordination disorders and how to deal with them. It gives helpful strategies for helping specific areas, for instance balance or motor planning or mealtimes. One suggestion, that electric toothbrushes are easier for some children, especially those with oral sensitivity, was worth the price of the book to me--toothbrushing is no longer an ordeal! The book is fairly short, so is easy to read and easy to refer back to.`
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I'm an early intervention OT practitioner and I bought this book to see if it had any new ideas I could use in therapy sessions or if it might be helpful to loan to parents as a resource. I can't recommend it, and I think I'm going to ask Amazon if I can return it.
The book seems very outdated. Interactive Metronome, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Therapeutic Listening, Hippotherapy and the Touch Pressure Protocol (Wilbarger) are described as "alternative therapies" which "might not be helpful" and do not have research behind them, and only have antecdotal reports of success. (??? Really?) It also describes sensory integration as a "controversial therapy", which "some doctors might not recommend". As a parent, if I read this, I'm going to discount a lot of potentially helpful interventions that do in fact have research behind them.
I wouldn't recommend this for therapists or parents. I'm disappointed.
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This is a very easy to read book with a lot of good information and ideas. I would recommend this book to therapist, parents, and others interesting in Motor Skills in children.
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nice size of book, best for therapists in their early careers. good ideas for home and therapy needs.
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is a must read for any parent, teacher, or therapist that works with children. It has wonderful examples of activities to do with children based on the difficulties they present with. Highly recommend this book!
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