Understanding Developmental Dyspraxia: A Textbook for Students and Professionalsby Madeleine Portwood
In this text, the emphasis is placed on the theoretical aspects of developmental dyspraxia, the latest research data and the neurological basis of the condition. The focus is to enable professionals to diagnose the disorder and determine the most appropriate and effective methods of intervention.
Description: Developmental dyspraxia is a frequently undiagnosed disorder in children and adolescents, affecting between two and ten percent of the population. There is a high comorbidity with other disorders including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autistic spectrum disorders. This textbook provides updated research, assessment techniques, and intervention strategies. Also included is a resource guide for the U.K.
Purpose: The purpose is to address aspects of developmental dyspraxia ranging from etiology through treatment. This is excellent resource presents technical information and practical guidelines for professionals working with this population.
Audience: The target audience is professionals and students in education, physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, psychology, nursing, and general practice. It is also useful for pediatricians, psychiatrists, and families of children and adolescents with developmental dyspraxia. The author is recognized as an authority in this field and has contributed extensive research and development of intervention programs.
Features: This text begins with a definition of dyspraxia and provides the neurologic basis for the disorder. This is followed by the identifiable characteristics and assessment tools used to sake a diagnosis. Parent observations and clinical assessment from a multidisciplinary team are felt to be critical aspects of the diagnosis. Legal information and intervention strategies as well as specific case studies provide practical information for professionals. The appendixes containing resources available in the U.K. are highly beneficial to professionals and families in that area.
Assessment: This is an excellent text on developmental dyspraxia. It is comprehensive guide with practical application for both professionals and families. While several chapters are pertinent only to the U.K. the theoretical aspects, diagnostic information, and treatment strategies are beneficial to professionals worldwide.
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