A Parent s Guide to Developmental Delays

A Parent s Guide to Developmental Delays Author Laurie LeComer
ISBN-10 0399532315
Release 2006-01
Pages 280
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An expert in special education explains how parents can identify developmental problems in their children, with guidelines on how to spot the signs of abnormal development in the areas of speech, movement, learning, and more, with advice on how to confirm a diagnosis, develop a treatment plan, obtain professional assistance, and overcome challenges. Original.

Could It Be Autism

Could It Be Autism Author Nancy Wiseman
ISBN-10 9780307418937
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 272
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If you have questions or concerns about your child’s social, emotional, or behavioral development, you’re not alone. The number of children affected by autism—an umbrella term for a wide spectrum of disorders that includes “classic” autism, Asperger's syndrome, and Rett syndrome—is growing every year. Most children are not diagnosed until they start school. But developmental problems can be recognized in infants as young as four months old. Early intervention can vastly improve a child’s chances for a successful outcome and recovery. Could It Be Autism? provides vital information so you can recognize the red flags of developmental delays and begin treatment based on those first signs. Nancy Wiseman is the founder and president of First Signs, the organization dedicated to educating parents, clinicians, and physicians on the early identification of and intervention for developmental delays. She is also the mother of a child who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, and she draws on her own experiences as well as the latest research to present real strategies. Emphasizing warning signs, she describes the most important milestones at each stage of a child’s growth, including things parents and pediatricians often overlook. She also empowers parents to act on their instincts and initial concern, rather than to “wait and see,” which is often encouraged. The book explains the steps parents can take to confirm or rule out a developmental delay or disorder. It details various diagnoses and show how sometimes multiple diagnoses may apply. But even more valuable is the information on how to design and implement the best intervention plan based on a child’s unique developmental profile. Different treatments and therapies are outlined so parents can explore and understand what may work best for their child, based on his or her particular strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, Could It Be Autism? is about giving parents hope--hope that they can know one way or the other where their child is developmentally and hope that they can give their child what he or she needs to have the best life possible.

Developmental Delay

Developmental Delay Author Royal Children's Hospital (Melbourne)
ISBN-10 OCLC:754892146
Release 2009
Pages 24
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A brief introduction to: normal expectations during child development, explanation of developmental delay, major causes, features of children with delay, assessment, family needs, treatment and services.

The Socially Included Child

The Socially Included Child Author Laurie Fivozinsky LeComer
ISBN-10 9781101151662
Release 2009-12-01
Pages 256
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An indispensable step-by-step guide for socializing any child on the autism spectrum. Parents of children with autism often end up skipping family functions, playdates, and social outings for fear that their children will be unsafe, behave inappropriately, or feel overwhelmed. Now, no matter a child?s language skills or behaviors, he or she can start participating socially with LeComer?s clear action steps. The Socially Included Child introduces a new organizational tool called the I.D.E.A.L. system, which allows parents to: I: Introduce an Activity D: Determine the Tasks Involved E: Evaluate Your Expectations A: Accommodate for Success L: List the Components of the Activity Visually Here is the essential guide for parents who want to ensure that their children enjoy the benefits?and fun?of socializing, while still accommodating their special needs.

First Words

First Words Author Barbara Levine Offenbacher
ISBN-10 9781442211247
Release 2012-11-24
Pages 242
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First Words: A Parent's Step-by-Step Guide to Helping a Child with Speech and Language Delays gives parents the information they need to allow them to stimulate their child’s speech and language. Parents are given actual samples of how children with autism and other language delays respond differently to questions and how their responses can be redirected in order to start building connections. Offenbacher explains terms such as speech and language, typical language delay, PDD-Pervasive Developmental Delay, ASD-Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, and ABA-Applied Behavioral Analysis. The book outlines the typical developmental steps of speech and language acquisition, and where parents should begin when starting to help their child. It suggests the types of toys, and experiences that stimulate language, as well as a floor plan to arrange a “work area” and learning center in their home. It provides check lists for them to evaluate their child every step of the way and set meaningful and attainable goals. This book is not meant to replace professional intervention. But it guides parents in becoming a para-speech partner in maximizing the stimulation their child receives so they develop skills for communicating.

Developmental Delay

Developmental Delay Author Royal Children's Hospital Staff
ISBN-10 0958741638
Release 1999
Pages 24
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A brief introduction to: normal expectations during child development, explanation of developmental delay, major causes, features of children with delay, assessment, family needs, treatment and services.

A Parent S Guide To Autism

A Parent S Guide To Autism Author Charles Hart
ISBN-10 9780671750992
Release 1993-06-01
Pages 256
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Describes the causes and symptoms of autism, explains what can be done to help those suffering from autism lead fuller lives, and discusses diet, medications, exercise, and physical therapy

A Parent s Guide to Special Education

A Parent s Guide to Special Education Author Linda Wilmshurst
ISBN-10 0814472834
Release 2005
Pages 262
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A Parent’s Guide to Special Educationoffers invaluable information and a positive vision of special education that will help parents through the potentially overwhelming processes of catch-all programs that encompasses dozens of learning challenges: developmental delay learning and physical disabilities emotional disturbance retardation autism, and others. Filled with practical recommendations, sample forms, and enlightening examples, this is a priceless resource for helping every child learn.

A Parents Guide to Special Education for Children with Visual Impairments

A Parents  Guide to Special Education for Children with Visual Impairments Author Susan LaVenture
ISBN-10 9780891288923
Release 2007
Pages 395
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This handbook for parents, family members and caregivers of children with visual impairments explains special education services that these children are likely to need and to which they are entitled--and how to ensure that they receive them. Edited and written by experienced parents and professionals, this helpful and easy to use resource addresses the effect of visual impairment on a child's ability to learn and the services and educational programming that are essential for them to get the best education possible. Chapters address early intervention, assessment, different types of services, IEPs, accommodations and adaptations, different types of placements, children with other disabilities in addition to visual impairment, and negotiation and advocacy.

A Parents Guide to Special Education in New York City and the Metropolitan Area

A Parents  Guide to Special Education in New York City and the Metropolitan Area Author Laurie Dubos
ISBN-10 0807746851
Release 2006
Pages 195
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This essential guide profiles 33 schools in New York City for children with special needs, plus listings of medical professionals, camps, after-school programs, evaluation centers, and individuals in the field that were recommended by families of children with special needs. Includes information on referrals and evaluations, eligibility criteria, parents' rights, and more.

Autism and Developmental Delays in Young Children

Autism and Developmental Delays in Young Children Author Gerald Mahoney
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924101451593
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 337
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Autism and Developmental Delays in Young Children has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Autism and Developmental Delays in Young Children also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Autism and Developmental Delays in Young Children book for free.

How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next

How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next Author Mary Mountstephen
ISBN-10 0857004972
Release 2011-06-15
Pages 176
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If a child is not meeting expected milestones it can be a source of great anxiety for parents and teachers. This forthright guide offers practical advice on how to recognize the signs of developmental delay, address difficulties effectively, and help the child to flourish. Mary Mountstephen presents a practical approach to dealing with developmental delay, equipping readers with the knowledge, understanding and tools to tackle problems successfully. By clearly explaining how children develop, drawing on the expertise of a number of specialists in the field and detailing straightforward interventions, the author enables parents and teachers to identify a wide range of problems and empowers them with the information they need to take action. Concise and accessible, this book provides a wealth of useful advice on how to address developmental delay, and will prove invaluable to parents, teachers and other professionals working with children.

Labor of the Heart

Labor of the Heart Author Kathleen Whitten
ISBN-10 9781590771334
Release 2008
Pages 219
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This guide provides adoptive parents advice in getting through the difficult emotions and decisions about adoption, from dealing with the emotional upheaval of dealing with the issue of infertility, to the ups and downs of the adoption process, the bureaucracy of adoption, and more. Original.

The Parents Guide to Psychological First Aid

The Parents  Guide to Psychological First Aid Author Gerald Koocher
ISBN-10 9780199752478
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 384
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Does your young daughter talk endlessly about invisible friends, dragons in the basement, and monsters in the closet? Is your teenager about to start high school or being victimized by bullies? Is your son mortally afraid of certain insects or of injections at the doctor's office? Compiled by two seasoned clinical psychologists, The Parents' Guide to Psychological First Aid brings together articles by recognized experts who provide you with the information you need to help your child navigate the many trying problems that typically afflict young people. Written in an engaging style, this book offers sage advice on a raft of everyday problems that have psychological solutions. The contributors cover such topics as body image and physical appearance; cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol; overeating and obesity; dental visits; the birth of a sibling and sibling rivalries; temper tantrums; fostering self-esteem; shyness and social anxiety; and much more. Each expert article provides an overview of the issues, offers reassurance for minor problems and strategies for crisis management, and discusses the red flags that indicate that professional help is needed. In addition, the book is organized into various categories to make it easier to find information. For instance, the "Family Issues" section includes articles on Blended Families, Divorce, and Traveling; the "Adolescent Issues" section covers such topics as Dating and Driving; and the "Social/Peer Issues" section explores such subjects as "Sportsmanship," "Homesickness," and "Making Friends." An encyclopedic reference for parents concerned with maintaining the mental health of their children, this indispensable volume will help you help your child to deal effectively with stress and pressure, to cope with everyday challenges, and to rebound from disappointments, mistakes, trauma, and adversity.

The Parent s Guide to Speech and Language Problems

The Parent   s Guide to Speech and Language Problems Author Debbie Feit
ISBN-10 9780071594257
Release 2007-08-13
Pages 256
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Six million children under the age of 18 suffer from speech disorders Breaking terminology down for the layperson, this book helps parents deal with every issue relating to their child’s problems: where to find help, how to evaluate therapies and therapists, and how to help a child face his or her challenges

Pediatric Clerkship Guide

Pediatric Clerkship Guide Author Jerold C. Woodhead
ISBN-10 9780323096584
Release 2012-02-17
Pages 784
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Here's all the help you need to survive your pediatric clerkship! This handy guide offers you practical, must-have guidance on the causes, clinical evaluation, and treatment of common pediatric conditions—knowledge that every student can and should master. Section 1 outlines the practical skills and procedures you must know on rotation; Sections 2 and 3 describe health conditions organized by presentation (symptom, sign, abnormal lab value) and by specific diagnosis, allowing you to approach a given health problem from either direction. Organizes material according to the types of questions that you will typically ask during the clerkship. Uses Learning Objectives and Key Points boxes to make complex data easier to remember. Provides Cases to illustrate the types of clinical scenarios you may experience. Includes a multiple-choice exam at the end of the book to help you prepare for clinical exams. Offers updates throughout to incorporate the latest knowledge and practices in pediatric medicine. Provides complete rationales for all of the answers in the practice exam for increased learning. Features a new easier-to-read design with a better organization for more efficient study.

Teaching Motor Skills to Children with Cerebral Palsy and Similar Movement Disorders

Teaching Motor Skills to Children with Cerebral Palsy and Similar Movement Disorders Author Sieglinde Martin
ISBN-10 1890627720
Release 2006
Pages 237
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Written by an experienced physical therapist, this practical guide gives parents the keys they need to help their child with cerebral palsy or another developmental delay master gross motor skills beginning in infancy. Organised in the sequence children acquire gross motor skills, this guide explains how motor development unfolds, and how cerebral palsy can affect this development. There are dozens of illustrated exercises that can help children gradually strengthen back, neck and tummy muscles and then master motor skills, such as head control, sitting, crawling, standing, and walking. While parents can and should practice these exercises at home, the author stresses how success is dependent on parents and therapist working together. Real-life vignettes provide examples of how parents, children, and physical therapists interact, what difficulties can arise and how to try and work through them. The author guides parents step-by-step through techniques and practical exercises that address such issues as: head control; muscle tone; proper positioning; involuntary movements; stretching and flexibility; balance and coordination; strength training. Each chapter includes a section of frequently asked questions by parents, and the final chapter covers important topics such as the medical management of spasticity, serial casting, bracing, neuromuscular electrical stimulation and surface electromyography. Consistent and regular practice of motor exercises is crucial for a child with CP to reach their motor potential; this practical guide makes it easy for parents and other caregivers to reinforce at home the exercises introduced by a childs physical therapist. Target Audience: Parents of children with cerebral palsy, physical therapists (PTs), -- especially pediatric PTs -- Occupational Therapists (OTs), early intervention professionals and teachers.