STEPHEN HARRIS IN TROUBLE: A DYSPRAXIA DRAMA IN SEVERAL
Tim Nichol, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN 1843101343, £8.95
Star Rating: 5/5
Written from a child’s perspective, this very funny story about
the daily hassles faced by a boy with developmental co-ordination
disorder (DCD dyspraxia), one really gets a feel of what it is like
to be Stephen and face 101 minor emergencies a day. It illustrates
how any child’s (or person’s) view of themselves is very much a
product of how others view them, writes Sheena Thomas.
Integrated within the story are a variety of useful strategies,
with the emphasis always on positive reinforcement.
The reader is reminded that such children often have to put much
more effort into everyday tasks and should have their efforts
rewarded even when they are not completely successful.
This book is a must for parents, teachers and other
professionals involved with children with dyspraxia or any specific
Sheena Thomas has a background in developmental
psychology and is research and information
manager for Include, an organisation that works with young people