In this friendly guide, a girl called Amber explains all about her 'dancing eyes,' or nystagmus. Amber explains how children with nystagmus might need to read, learn or play differently, and what their families, school and friends can do to help. She invites readers to learn the causes and symptoms, to help others understand the condition and help increase the self-esteem and confidence of those who have it.
This accessible guide for children aged 7+ is an excellent starting point for parents, teachers and other professionals working with children with nystagmus. It includes a practical checklist of easy adaptations to make school or home environments easier and more enjoyable for children with nystagmus, as well as a helpful list of recommended resources for additional support.
Nadine Neckles is a special needs blogger who has written for leading disability charities including Carers UK, Caring in the Chaos and Firefly. Nadine is a full-time carer to her young daughter who has nystagmus and Chromosome 18q-, a rare genetic condition.
Table of Contents
|Can I tell you about Nystagmus?
|Introduction for Parents, Carers and Professionals
|Introduction to Nystagmus
|Introduction to Amber who has Nystagmus
|School and Nystagmus
|Making Friends and Avoiding Bullying
|Things that Affect my Nystagmus
|When I Grow Up – Living Successfully with Nystagmus
|Information for Adults
|Useful Checklist for Teachers, Parents and Professionals
|Glossary of Terms
|Further Reading, Resources, Websites and Organisations