When her eldest son was developed dyslexia at the age of six, Hazel Carr volunteered to support him in class and as she worked with other children with similar difficulties she found a new interest in Special Needs Education and went on to train as a teaching assistant.
In 2002 she attended a course on Dyspraxia and subsequently (with the support of the school at which she works) started an exercise programme which has proved very successful.
Many of the children have shown a marked improvement and have since gone from strength to strength.
After helping well over 100 children, Hazel is keen to share the secrets of her success with other parents and educators in order to help them achieve similar results.
She has held workshops at school, spoken on radio, written articles and has her own free website, which has led to interest from as far afield as the USA, Canada, New Zealand ~ as well as from all over the UK and Europe.
While researching Dyspraxia over the years, Hazel realised that most books on the subject were highly technical and contained research, statistics, graphs and long words that made them heavy going for ordinary readers.
She therefore decided to write a book that answered the questions frequently asked of her by staff and parents, but one that would give the answers in straightforward language, without any technical jargon.
The result is this book, which not only achieves her objective but is also a warm-hearted and entertaining depiction of the challenges facing those who live and work with Special Needs children.