Caged in Chaos: A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free

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Index
ability, recognizing 47
achievements, taking pride in 134–5
anger 133–4
Animal Farm (Orwell) 38
antiglare overlays 62 see also Irlen lenses
aqua-aerobics 162
appearance see personal appearance
Arabic culture 159–60
aromatherapy 30
art 163
Asperger syndrome 151, 153
assessment, primary 138, 139–45
performance 141, 142
verbal 141–2
Association for Speech Impaired Children (AFASIC) 157
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) 152
attentional filters 63–4
Austen, Jane 138
autism 14, 153
definition 150–1
genetic factors 147
public attitudes to 19–20
sensory integration therapy for 156–7
and sociability 84
autistic spectrum disorders 14–15, 145, 152–3
bad behaviour 69–71
bad language 91
badminton 162 see also sports
balance 183
bathroom safety 124–6
Behan, Jarrod 157
bitterness 186
body language 43
importance in communication 87
for interviews 171
in love 101
social distances 85, 92
translating 94, 95
working on 157
body odour 127
Boy Scouts 164
brains, dyspraxic 145–8
British Dyslexia Association 117, 140
Brontë, Charlotte 17–18, 134
Brontë, Emily 18
Brontë, Maria 18
buddy systems 67
bullying 40, 43, 49, 68, 105–19
bullies, advice for 114
keeping a diary of 110
carried out by people with dyspraxia 105–6
carried out by groups 111
parents, advice for 115–17
last resorts 113–14
teachers and 112–13, 115, 116–18
victims, advice for 110–12
warning signs of 105–7
business cards 171
canoeing 162 see also sports
careers 167–76, 185
CVs 169–70
Disability Discrimination Act 172–3
distractions at work 174
interviews 170–1
special needs 172
time management 175–6
workplace tips 173–4
categorization difficulties 151–2
cerebral hemispheres 146
change, coping with 139
changing rooms (school) 54
chess 163
Chesterton, G.K. 18–19
Childline 110
Chinese language 149
Chomsky, Noam 165
Choy, Peter Chin Kean 158
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 13, 164
Churchill, Winston 19, 55, 66
cleaning 180–1
clothing
everyday 122–4
for interviews 170
texture 28
Clumsy Child Syndrome 17
co-ordination problems 25, 186
adapting your home to 30–2
science labs and 59–60
see also physical education
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor 18
Colley, M. 16
complementary therapies 157–8
computers/computing 74–5, 164
concentration 63–4
contact lenses 130–1
control, sense of 37
conversation 90–6, 101
cooking 164, 177–8
Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexics (CreSTed) 49
creative writing 163 see also hobbies
CreSTed (Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexics) 49
cultural difference 149–50, 159–60
CVs 169–70
cycling 183–4
DAMP (learning difference) 146
dance 159–60, 162, 164
dating 101–4 see also body language
daydreams 64
day-to-day life 176–85
Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) 15, 158–9

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Foreword 7
  • Chapter 1 - A Recipe for Chaos 11
  • Chapter 2 - The Hidden People at Home 25
  • Chapter 3 - A Survival Guide to School 47
  • Chapter 4 - Making the Grade 73
  • Chapter 5 - Crossing the Chasm 83
  • Chapter 6 - The Case of the Cooked Tomato 97
  • Chapter 7 - Bullying 105
  • Chapter 8 - Coping with Growing Up 121
  • Chapter 9 - Diagnosis–A Pipe Dream? 137
  • Chapter 10 - Dealing with Dyspraxia- What Can I Do Now? 155
  • Chapter 11 - Lying Diagonally in a Parallel Universe 167
  • Acknowledgements 190
  • Useful Addresses and Websites 192
  • References and Further Reading 196
  • Index 197
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