Common Sense Guide to Your Child's Special Needs When to Worry, When to Wait, What to Do

ISBN-10: 1598571842

ISBN-13: 9781598571844

Edition: 2012

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Description: What does it mean when a child is having difficulty with developmental milestones like walking, talking, and learning to read and write? What are the signs that a disability might be present, and what next steps can parents take to help their child?Pediatrician Louis Pellegrino gives you clear and down-to-earth answers in this new version of the trusted bestseller When Your Child Has a Disability. Now streamlined and reorganized by key developmental milestones rather than by disability, this book responds perfectly to the needs of parents who don�t have a diagnosis yet or want to explore challenges common across disabilities. With reassuring warmth, good humor, and candor, Dr. Pellegrino offers practical guidance on what it means and what to do next when a child struggles with speech and language development; motor skills development; daily living skills; social skills; behavioral control and attention; learning and cognitive development; vision, hearing, and sensory processing; and special medical issues. Throughout the book, Dr. Pellegrino combines research-based information and guidance with vivid metaphors, jargon-busting explanations of key terms, fascinating �pearls of wisdom,� and engaging anecdotes from his personal and professional experience. A go-to guide for families, a highly accessible resource for professionals, and an ideal supplemental text for tomorrow�s practitioners, this book will be a mainstay reference for everyone who picks it up. Keep it at your fingertips for a great developmental primer and the guidance you need to take first steps toward resolving a child�s challenges.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company Incorporated
Publication date: 6/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122

About the Author
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: How Your Garden Grows
Understanding Your Child
When Your Child Has Trouble Talking: Understanding Problems with Speech and Language Development
When Your Child Has Trouble Walking: Understanding Problems with Motor Skills Development
When Your Child Has Trouble with Activities of Daily Living: Understanding Problems with Developing Functional Independence
When Your Child Has Trouble with Social Skills: Understanding Problems with Social Interaction
When Your Child Has Trouble Behaving: Understanding Problems with Behavioral Control and Attention Skills
When Your Child Has Trouble Learning: Understanding Problems with Learning and Cognitive Development
When Your Child Needs Extra Help: Understanding How to Help When Your Child Has a Disability
Special Children, Special Needs
Hearing, Vision, and Sensory Processing Problems
Special Medical Problems
Appendix: Special Health Care Needs for Children with Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, and Cerebral Palsy
Medications
Why Did This Happen? The Causes of Disability
Postscript: The Volunteer in Your Garden
Resources
Index
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