The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth

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Stanley Greenspan, internationally known for his work with infants, young children, and their families, and his colleague, nationally recognized child psychologist Serena Wieder, have for the first time integrated their award-winning research and clinical experience into a definitive guide to raising children with special needs. In this essential work they lay out a complete, step-by-step approach for parents, educators, and others who work with developmental problems. Covering all kinds of ...
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Overview


Stanley Greenspan, internationally known for his work with infants, young children, and their families, and his colleague, nationally recognized child psychologist Serena Wieder, have for the first time integrated their award-winning research and clinical experience into a definitive guide to raising children with special needs. In this essential work they lay out a complete, step-by-step approach for parents, educators, and others who work with developmental problems. Covering all kinds of disabilities—including autism, PPD, language and speech problems, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and ADD—the authors offer a new understanding of the nature of these challenges and also specific ways of helping children extend their intellectual and emotional potential.The authors first show how to move beyond labels to observe the unique profile—strengths and problems—of the individual child. Next, they demonstrate the techniques necessary to help the child not only reach key milestones but also develop new emotional and intellectual capacities. Greenspan’s well-known ”floortime” approach enables parents, as well as clinicians, to use seemingly playful interactions that help children actually move up the development ladder and often master creative and abstract thinking formerly thought beyond their reach. Including vivid case histories, the book also offers deep and compassionate understanding of the stresses and rewards involved in raising a child with special needs.whose amazing work with autistic and other special needs children is nationally known, and his colleague, child psychologist Serena Wieder, have integrated a lifetime of research and clinical practice into a single, comprehensive guide for parents. Covering all kinds of disabilities—including cerebral palsy, autism, retardation, ADD, PDD, and language problems—the book offers specific ways of helping all children reach their full intellectual and emotional potential.First the authors show how to move beyond the label and observe the strengths and problems of the particular child and the key milestones that must be reached. Next, they move step by step through the techniques necessary to help the child reach these milestones and show how to tailor these to each child. Finally, with a deep and compassionate understanding they outline the marital, educational, and social stresses and rewards in raising a special needs child.

"...an ideal reference for the parent of a child challenged with autism, ADD, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, language & speech problems, or other disorders...teaches parents how to stimulate intellectual & emotional growth in the child."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201407266
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Merloyd Lawrence Book
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 335,182
  • Product dimensions: 6.51 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 1.49 (d)

Meet the Author


Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., author of the widely used and praised books The Challenging Child and (with Serena Wieder, Ph.D.) Engaging Autism, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School and lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Serena Wieder, Ph.D., Associate Editor of the Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders, is co-author with Dr. Greenspan of The Child with Special Needs and a close colleague of Dr. Greenspan's in all his work in the field of autism.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Discovering Each Child's Unique Strengths, Developmental Capacities, and Challenges 17
1 Moving beyond the Label 19
2 Biological Challenges 34
3 Observing Each Child: Biological Challenges and Strengths 56
4 The Six Milestones 70
5 Observing Each Child: The Six Milestones 91
6 Observing Yourselves 98
7 Emotion and Interaction: Keys to the Development of Intelligence, Sense of Self, and Social Capacities 106
2 Encouraging Emotional and Intellectual Growth 119
8 The Floor-Time Approach 121
9 Floor Time I: Attention, Engagement, and Intimacy Helping a Child Become Interested in the World and Connect with People 132
10 Floor Time II: Two-Way Communication Helping a Child Communicate with Gestures and Expressions 160
11 Floor Time III: Feelings and Ideas Helping a Child Develop and Express Feelings and Ideas 190
12 Floor Time IV: Logical Thinking Helping a Child Connect Ideas and Develop a Logical Understanding of the World 231
13 Strengthening Biologically Based Processing Abilities 293
14 Going to Sleep, Toilet Training, and Other Difficult Challenges 302
15 Special-Needs Syndromes 339
3 Family, Therapy, and School 351
16 Marital Challenges 353
17 Family Challenges 361
18 An Integrated Approach to Therapy 377
19 School and Other Children 403
20 What Can We Expect? 433
App. A Floor-Time Strategies: A Quick Reference 439
App. B Food Sensitivities and Chemical Exposures 444
App. C Developmental Patterns and Outcomes in Infants and Children with Disorders of Relating and Communicating: A Chart Review of 200 Cases of Children with Autistic Spectrum Diagnoses 449
Index 485
About the Authors 495
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2004

    This is my new bible

    This book has and is still helping me for about 4 years now. This book sits right next to my bed and has more highlights in it than a college book. I highly recommened this book to anyone with a child. It is a excellent light read and helps parents feel like there is hope.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2001

    Help for the Clueless

    It is really difficult to get information on how to assist children with a mild case of pervasive developmental disorder. And much of this book is not devoted to PDD. However, the book provides a great framework for how to address PDD issues. While primarily written for children with a higher severity of disorder than my son's, so many of the techniques were useful for how I interacted with my son. Thus, if your child has severe disorders, read this book. If your child has mild disorders read it anyway, because all the techniques that are useful for children with severe disorders will be helpful for ones with mild disorders.

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    A Book to come back to

    I borrow most of my reading on topics. I borrowed this one. However, I will be referring to it repeatedly, for the child I'm learning for and future children I will work with, so I purchased my own copy. I have a daughter who expects to have at least one child with autism spectrum disorder. I will be purchasing this book for her when she is actually expecting.

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