The prognosis for individuals with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is improving, with some men with DMD living into their 30s and 40s. More vital than ever, this book helps teachers and parents to support children and young people with DMD with their education and transition into adulthood.
Leading experts on DMD explain Duchenne and its impact in easy-to-understand terms. Going beyond physical management, particular focus is put on learning and behavioural issues, including speech delay and difficulty learning to read, as well as common comorbid conditions, such as ADHD, autism and OCD. Raising aspirations, the book gives guidance on effective support in the classroom and advice on the transition to adulthood, employment and independent living.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)|
About the Author
Janet Hoskin is a Senior Lecturer in Special Education at the University of East London and co-founder of the charity, Action Duchenne. Her son was diagnosed with DMD in 2000.
Table of Contents1. Introduction: DMD in a New Landscape. Janet Hoskin. 2. Why Do Some Children with DMD Have Learning and Behaviour Difficulties? Kate Maresh and Francesco Muntoni. 3. What are the Learning and Behaviour Risks in DMD? Veronica Hinton. 4. The Physical Management of DMD in School, College and Beyond. Lianne Abbott and Victoria Selby. 5. Early Intervention for Reading and Learning. Janet Hoskin. 6. Behavior Solutions in DMD. James Poysky. 7. How to Talk to Children about DMD. David Schonfeld. 8. Having a Road Map for Life - Creating an Education, Health and Care Plan for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Nick Catlin. 9. Taking Charge of Transition. Janet Hoskin and Celine Barry. 10. Getting the Life You Want as an Adult with DMD. Jon Hastie and Mark Chapman.