That's the Way I Think: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD Explained

That's the Way I Think: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD Explained

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Many people with dyspraxia and dyslexia also have ADHD. This fully revised edition of David Grant's thought-provoking, insightful book develops our understanding of specific learning differences and considers the further challenges presented by these overlapping conditions.

New sections explore mental imagery [visualisation] and synaesthesia, enabling the reader to gain a fuller understanding of the sensory experiences and thoughts of individuals with specific learning differences.

As well as providing information defining Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD, That's the Way I Think addresses topics including:

colours and reading
becoming creative
sports, genes and evolution
`invisible' girls and women.

The accessible style of this book, which includes numerous anecdotes and personal insights, will immediately strike a chord with anyone who has first- or second-hand experience of these specific learning differences.

Essential and enlightening reading for people with specific learning differences as well as their parents and/or partner, this book also provides an invaluable insight for teachers, teaching assistants and SENCos.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 9.65mm | 232g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • black & white illustrations, figures
  • 0415564646
  • 9780415564649
  • 283,248

Table of contents

@contents: Selected Contents: Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD - The Common Ground 2. What is Dyslexia? 3. What is Dyspraxia? 4. What is ADHD? 5. Visualisation and Synaesthesia 6. Colours and Reading 7. Becoming Creative 8. Sports, Genes and Evolution 9. `Invisible' girls and women 10. Sleep 11. Neurodiversity and Concluding Remarks Appendix
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Review quote

'A refreshing, informal, well documented explanation of some of the most prevalent - and frequently overlapping - Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) viz.: dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD ... Grant's unique approach explains to the reader dyslexia-dyspraxia-ADHD with great professionalism, insight and an atmosphere of informality, rather than purely scientifically. Whether the reader is an SpLD/ND individual, his/her relative, a friend, educator or a professional in this field, this book is easily accessible to all. One will be able to simply identify oneself with or recognize the SpLD/ND subject in question or recognise the Specific Learning Differences ... I can warmly recommend this book, for it is informative, easy and enjoyable to read.' - Dyslexia Contact
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About David Grant

David Grant is a chartered psychologist specialising in the identification of specific learning differences in adults. He is a regular speaker at conferences, and has over thirty years' experience of working in higher education.
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