Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

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From ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to ZS (Zellweger Syndrome)-there seems to be an alphabet disorder for almost every behavior, from those caused by serious, rare genetic diseases to more common learning disabilities that hinder children's academic and social progress.

Alphabet Kids have disorders that are often concurrent, interconnected or mistaken for one another: for example, the frequent combination of ASD, OCD, SID and ADHD. If a doctor only diagnoses one condition, he or...

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Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome: A Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals

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From ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to ZS (Zellweger Syndrome)-there seems to be an alphabet disorder for almost every behavior, from those caused by serious, rare genetic diseases to more common learning disabilities that hinder children's academic and social progress.

Alphabet Kids have disorders that are often concurrent, interconnected or mistaken for one another: for example, the frequent combination of ASD, OCD, SID and ADHD. If a doctor only diagnoses one condition, he or she may have missed others. As the rates of these disorders dramatically rise, Alphabet Kids explains it all. Robbie Woliver covers 70 childhood disorders, providing information on causes, cures, treatments and prognoses. Chapters include a comprehensive list of signs and symptoms, and the disorders are illustrated with often heartbreaking, but always inspirational true-life stories of a child with the particular disorder.

This comprehensive, easy-to-read go-to guide will help parents to sort through all the interconnected childhood developmental, neurobiological and psychological disorders and serve as a roadmap to help start the families' journey for correct diagnoses, effective treatment and better understanding of their Alphabet Kids.

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With one out of every six children currently being diagnosed with Alphabet Disorders-interconnected neurobiological, developmental, and genetic illnesses often known by their abbreviations-more and more families need information so that parents can understand and advocate for their children. Best-selling author/journalist Woliver (Creation; Hoot!) organizes his text both alphabetically and thematically, moving from well-known to little-known conditions, that is, from ADD (attention deficit disorder) to ZS (Zellweger syndrome, a rare congenital disorder affecting infants). The wide-ranging topics include autism, binge eating, childhood depression, dyslexia, learning disability, mental retardation, seasonal affective disorder, and Tourette syndrome. The treatment of each topic generally begins with a profile of a child with this disorder ("Sounds familiar"), followed by a general overview ("Did you know?"), "How it is manifested," "Signs and symptoms," "Cause," "Diagnosis," "Treatment," "Prognosis," and "Sources and Resources." As clearly indicated in the introduction, this is not a medical text. Instead, it is a user-friendly comprehensive guide for parents that will be a welcome addition to the parenting collections in public libraries.
—Elizabeth Safford

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843108801
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/15/2008
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Robbie Woliver is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning journalist and editor who was a columnist for Newsday, senior editor at Village Voice's suburban edition, and writer for The New York Times. He is currently the editor- in-chief of the Long Island Press, where he also helms the newspaper's award-winning series "Our Children's Brains." He has freelanced for such diverse publications and media outlets as the Village Voice, Rolling Stone, CBS Market Watch, Salon, BankRate, San Francisco Chronicle, American Demographics, New York Post and numerous others. He taught college-level English and writing and is also the author of several books: Wyoming & March, Bringing It All Back Home, Hoot! and If I Knew Then, which won the 2005 Independent Publisher Book Awards for "Outstanding Book of the Year" and "Most Inspirational to Youth." He lives in New York with his wife, Marilyn, son, Cory, and daughter, Emma.

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  • Posted November 8, 2008

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    What an extraordinary book "Alphabet Kids" is. It has become my new bible for dealing with my own children and the children I teach. A colleague, a school psychologist, got a hold of this book in galley form, and was so enthusiastic about it, he passed it around to all the teachers in our school, and we are all now anxiously awaiting for the book to become available next week. We need these for our homes, offices and classrooms.<BR/>Take my story. I have been on a journey with my three children for the past 12 years, a journey of misdiagnoses and constant frustration. Had I read a book like "Alphabet Kids" 12 years ago, I would have had less sleepless nights and more importantly I would have been able to help and UNDERSTAND my children better. One of my children has autism, and one Tourette. They all have ADHD, OCD and sensory and auditory disorders, among other things. And Robbie Woliver finally gave my kids a name--Alphabet Kids. These children must be viewed in a holistic way, and the author is correct--if your doctor only diagnoses just one of these disorders -- go to another doctor because they are all so interconnected.<BR/>The author covers thorough descriptions of these disorders, causes, treatments, many, many resources and the most thorough and comprehensive (and interesting!) list of signs and symptoms I've ever seen anywhere. There are also incredibly fascinating and often moving profiles of children with the various disorders. The book covers developmental disorders, psychological disorders, physical and learning disabilities, mood, behavior and eating disorders, and common and rare genetic disorders, making you aware that some of these rare disorders might not be so rare after all! This is an interesting read even if you didn't know a child with any of these problems.<BR/>There is so much interesting information in this book, gathered from deep research with so many interesting sources, that even after all these years, I was STILL able to use it as a roadmap. And it taught me so many new things and provided such compassionate insight. Thank you. Thank you. And Mr. Woliver is correct -- these Alphabet disorders are growing in prevalence, and more and more kids have all of these interconnected disorders that the author so clearly explains and describes. It's also impressive how he hit that perfect note between talking to a parent and addressing the professional. In all my years of teaching I am seeing more and more of these Alphabet Kids, and I can assure you that if all their parents and doctors and teachers read this book, there would be less stress on everyone. Especially the children.<BR/>I can't put into words how much I recommend this book. It made me cry-- and it made me cheer. If you are a parent, a teacher, a health professional -- you MUST own this book. For our children's sake.

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