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The book is a wonderful resource, not just for siblings and their parents but also for teachers and other professionals who work with children with special needs. This revised and updated edition includes new sections on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome, fragile X syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, ultrasound, speech therapy, recent legislation on disabilities, and an extensive bibliography.
This book is addressed to the young brothers and sisters of children with needs that seem to take up the whole family's attention.
|A Note to Brothers and Sisters|
|A Note to Parents and Other Grown-ups|
|Ch. 1||What It's Like to Have a Brother or Sister with Special Needs||3|
|Ch. 2||Mental Retardation||33|
|Ch. 3||Disabilities That Affect How People See, Hear, Speak, Learn, and Behave||39|
|Ch. 4||Disabilities That Children Are Born With||63|
|Ch. 5||Other Causes of Disabilities||79|
|Ch. 6||Neurological Problems: Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy||87|
|Ch. 7||Laws, Programs, and Services for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families||95|
|Ch. 8||The Future||111|
|App. 1||Books for Young Readers about Disabilities and Illnesses||121|
|App. 2||Organizations and Other Resources on Specific Disabilities and Illnesses||129|