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The Special child : a source book for parents of children with developmental disabilities

Author: Siegfried M Pueschel
Publisher: Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Pub., ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This sensitively written and highly readable guide includes specifics on the detection, prognosis, and treatment of various conditions and detailed information on education, intervention, advocacy,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Siegfried M Pueschel
ISBN: 1557661677 9781557661678
OCLC Number: 29793763
Description: xix, 436 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Children with Special Needs, Their Parents, and the Professionals Who Care for Them. 1. Who Are the Special Children? 2. Discovering Your Child Has a Problem. 3. Developmental Disabilities Are a Family Affair. 4. Parents and Professionals: A Working Partnership --
II. Common Problems and Disabilities in Children with Special Needs. 5. Mental Retardation. 6. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. 7. Learning Disabilities. 8. Sensory Disorders. 9. Communication Disorders. 10. Autism: A Pervasive Developmental Disorder --
III. Inherited and Acquired Developmental Disabilities. 11. Chromosome and Genetic Disorders. 12. Environmental Events. 13. Birth Defects. 14. Problems in the Newborn Period. 15. Cerebral Palsy. 16. Seizure Disorders. 17. Neurological Disorders with Associated Skin Findings. 18. Diseases of Muscles and Bones. 19. Metabolic Disorders. 20. Endocrine Disorders --
IV. Special Care for Your Child: Procedures, Assistive Devices, and Medical and Surgical Treatments. 21. Strategies for Helping Your Child. 22. Tests and Procedures. 23. Adaptive Equipment. 24. Medications May Be Necessary for Your Child. 25. Some Children May Have to Undergo Surgery. 26. Hospitalization and Aftercare --
V. Assessments, Education, and Resource Development. 27. Assessing Developmental Disabilities: Psychological Tests and Procedures. 28. Helping Children Learn. 29. Going to School. 30. Legal Issues in Developmental Disabilities. 31. Resource Development.
Responsibility: by Siegfried M. Pueschel [and others].

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