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The common sense guide to your child's special needs : when to worry, when to wait, what to do

By: Pellegrino, Louis.
Publisher: Baltimore, MD Paul H Brookes 2012Description: ix, 380 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781598571844.Subject(s): SPECIAL NEEDS | DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES | PARENTING | INTERVENTION | SPEECH DEVELOPMENT | MOTOR DEVELOPMENT | SOCIAL SKILLS | BEHAVIOUR DISORDERS | LEARNING DIFFICULTIES | COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT | CHILDREN
Contents:
Foreword by Mark L Batshaw Acknowledgements Introduction : how your garden grows I 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 II 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
Summary: "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 reorganized by key development milestones. With reassuring warmth, good humor and candor, Dr Pellegrino offers practical, research-based guidance on what it means and what to do next when a child struggles with speech and language development, motor skills development, social skills, behavioral control and attention, learning and cognitive development and more. Packed with vivid metaphors, jargon busting explanations of key terms and engaging anecdotes from Dr Pellegrino's personal and professional experience." - BOOK JACKETReview: Pellegrino uses research, as well as anecdotes from his personal and professional experience, to give parents practical answers to the questions that arise when there are concerns about their child’s development. In the first section, understanding your child, Pellegrino covers topics such as what to do when your child is struggling with speech and language development, learning and social skills and motor skill development. Each chapter, which includes clear explanations of medical terms, looks at the causes for the developmental delay and concludes with a step by step summary. The common sense guide to your child's special needs: when to worry, when to wait, what to do will prove to be a valuable resource for both parents and professionals.
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Foreword by Mark L Batshaw
Acknowledgements
Introduction : how your garden grows
I 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
II 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

"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 reorganized by key development milestones. With reassuring warmth, good humor and candor, Dr Pellegrino offers practical, research-based guidance on what it means and what to do next when a child struggles with speech and language development, motor skills development, social skills, behavioral control and attention, learning and cognitive development and more. Packed with vivid metaphors, jargon busting explanations of key terms and engaging anecdotes from Dr Pellegrino's personal and professional experience." - BOOK JACKET

Pellegrino uses research, as well as anecdotes from his personal and professional experience, to give parents practical answers to the questions that arise when there are concerns about their child’s development.
In the first section, understanding your child, Pellegrino covers topics such as what to do when your child is struggling with speech and language development, learning and social skills and motor skill development. Each chapter, which includes clear explanations of medical terms, looks at the causes for the developmental delay and concludes with a step by step summary.
The common sense guide to your child's special needs: when to worry, when to wait, what to do will prove to be a valuable resource for both parents and professionals.

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Very easy to read with clear, simple explanations of medical terminology. Thorough overview of all developmental issues for children and families with special needs.

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Good coverage of lots of different conditions. Thorough enough to learn, but felt I wanted a more specific book for my child's diagnosis of Down Syndrome

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