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By Amanda Kirby

Formative years is tough for many folks, yet for anyone with developmental co-ordination illness (DCD) it may be two times as challenging. Amanda Kirby, the mummy of a DCD baby herself, addresses the most problems encountered by means of children with DCD, together with construction relationships and dealing with secondary university. With a common sense method, she presents a sequence of sensible rules on how members can take on those problems. This e-book is an invaluable source for young people with DCD, in addition to mom and dad, lecturers and health and wellbeing execs.

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An awareness of differing social settings may result in the individual for example talking too loudly in church and not realising others can hear him. • The appropriate rules for each setting may need to be formally taught and written down as a reminder and to build a social bible. g. mealtimes, conversation with different people, shopping, travelling, attending an interview. • Modelling and practising different social settings prior to them occurring is important for the individual so that he has the skills and the confidence to cope once he is alone.

An easy-to-care-for hair style is also helpful. • When shaving legs, an electric shaver is usually safer and easier to use. • Consider using depilatory cream or have legs waxed as an alternative. Laser treatment now offers a life-long option for hair removal. • Using lip-gloss instead of lipstick makes it less necessary to be accurate. New skill acquisition Young people with DCD are always going to have extra difficulties with learning new tasks that involve physical and organisational skills.

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF ADOLESCENCE 49 • Hooking on to disability rather than ability – and wanting to hold on to the DCD label ‘I can’t do that because I have DCD’. • Not giving good eye contact or an appropriate handshake when talking to, or meeting someone. • Making an inappropriate statement to someone, this being misinterpreted as rude. Practical strategies Social skills training can help the adolescent avoid some of these behaviours, but within a mixed skill group so that some positive modelling can take place.

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