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The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth
     

The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth

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by Stanley I. Greenspan
 

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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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201407266
Publisher:
Da Capo Books
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
A Merloyd Lawrence Book Series
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
352,875
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.50(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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The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago