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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Outdated and aimed at children but useful on the whole. There are better books on the subject.
on 12 July 2011
This book is aimed mostly at parents and teachers of children. There is not much about adults but if you suffer dyspraxia as an adult, reading it may help you tracking down the effects of dyspraxia on your life even as a child and understanding many more things about your past, placing all the pieces of the puzzle together. It is a bit outdated (eg says that there are many more males with dyspraxia but this has been dismissed by new research. I really recommend the second edition (2010) of "That's the way it is" by David Grant which focuses on the inter-lapping amongst dyspraxia, dyslexia and attention deficit disorder. The latter is very up to date and offers a better understanding on the way the brain works and affirms that dyspraxia affects lots of different areas (such as working memory as well as visual-spatial abilities) and should be seen as a lifestyle and not a separate condition.