Books that answer your questions
Available from the Foundation shop
If you think that you or your child may have dyspraxia, or you have just received diagnosis, you will want to find out as much as you can, as quickly as possible.
Teachers and other professionals often need basic guidance and ideas on how to support those who have dyspraxia. This website can help, the Dyspraxia Foundation also publishes and distributes a number of books which give clear answers to commonly asked questions and practical ideas for support.
Helping Children with Dyspraxia - by Maureen Boon
A brief and straightforward description of dyspraxia and common theories of its causes. Written by a head teacher of an independent school for children with physical disabilities, the book includes information on how teachers can help and case histories of children
Children with Developmental Dyspraxia - by Sidney Chu
Published by the Dyspraxia Foundation gives brief information aimed at parents and teachers, from the occupational therapist's viewpoint.
Living with Dyspraxia - by Mary Colley and the Adult Support Group
Is a guide for adults who have, or think they may have dyspraxia. It covers symptoms, diagnosis and coping with everyday life at home, college and work.
Dyspraxia The Hidden Handicap - by Amanda Kirby
Explains causes, symptoms and diagnostic procedures in straightforward terms. The book has chapters on parents' and the family's reactions and positive ways to cope; and on the problems faced by teenagers and adults who have dyspraxia.
Developmental Dyspraxia, 2nd edition - by Madeleine Portwood
Published by the Dyspraxia Foundation gives information on the neurological basis of dyspraxia; strategies for identification, diagnosis and assessment; details of how to set up and monitor programmes of activities to develop perceptual and motor skills, and support to develop self-esteem and educational achievement. The author, a specialist senior educational psychologist also includes a chapter about the needs of adults.
Other recommended reading
The following books are recommended in addition to those offered by the Dyspraxia Foundation, they should be available from your local retailer or library
Perceptuo-motor difficulties - ISBN 0412398109
Theory and strategies to help children, adolescents and adults By Dorothy E. Penso 1992 Stanley Thornes Publishers Ltd £21.00
Working With Clumsy Children; A Practical Approach For Teachers
Compiled by Shirley Parkin and Margaret Padley. Available from The Bannerdale Centre, Sheffield S7 2EW Telephone: 0114 250 6842 £3.50
Handwriting; A New Perspective - ISBN 0748701672
By Rosemary Sassoon. 1990 Published by Leopard Learning £11.00
Handwriting; The Way To Teach It - ISBN 1899929002
By Rosemary Sassoon. 1995 Published by Leopard Learning £12.00
Keyboarding Skills for Children with Disabilities - ISBN 181561016
By Dorothy E Penso. 1999 Published by Whurr Publishers £19.50
Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success - ISBN 1561451266
By Elizabeth A Martin M.Ed, Stephen Nowicki, Jr. PhD Publisher Peachtree Atlanta 1996 £8.64
Read and Type ñ a Gift for Life - ISBN 1901494020
By Patricia Mayhew Gift for life Publications 1999 Tel: 01256 763443 £16.00
Sensory Motor Activities for Early Development - ISBN 086388153
By Hong, C.S, Gabriel, H.St John 1996 Winslow Tel: 0845 921 17777 £29.50
Sensory Integration and The Child
By Dr. Jean Ayres. Reprinted 1989 T.F.H. Special Needs Books, 76 Barracks Road, Sandy Lane Industrial Estate, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs. DY13 9QB Tel: 01299 827820 £24.99
The following books are out of print - try your local library.
Graded Activities For Children With Motor Difficulties - ISBN 0521338522
By James P. Russell. 1988 Published by Cambridge Universi
Motor Education - ISBN 0560001169
By A E Tansley. 4th impression. 1985 Published by Arnold-Wheaton (of Pergamon Press)
Perceptual Training - ISBN 0560001177
By A E Tansley. 3rd impression 1985 Published by Arnold-Wheaton (of Pergamon Press)