That's the Way I Think: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD Explained: 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

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

2nd Edition

By David Grant

© 2010 – Routledge

176 pages

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About the Book

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.


'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

Table of 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

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / General