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Your definitive guide for helping your speech-impaired

child--cowritten by two

in-the-trenches experts

When a child has communication problems--

diagnosed or not--parents are first looking

for a place to go for help. The Parent’s Guide to Speech

and Language Problems is a one-stop resource, offering

not just the most up-to-date medical information but

also advice and encouragement from a mom who’s

been there.

Author Debbie Feit has two children with speech

problems and knows what it takes to survive and thrive

day-to-day as a family. No other book on the market

can match this one for its combination of clinical

research and real-world, hands-on parenting solutions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071482455
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/23/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 681,747
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Debbie Feit is the mother of two children

with speech disorders. A professional writer for 15 years, she

is a regular contributor to Parents magazine and has written

for Child, Good Housekeeping, and other national magazines.

She is founder of, a website for parents of

kids with special needs.

Heidi Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., is a leading

expert in child development and language disorders. She is an

endowed professor of developmental-behavioral pediatrics at

Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
My Child Doesn't Have a Problem...Does He? Coming to Terms with Your Concerns     1
Wait Is a Four-Letter Word: The Importance of Early Intervention     21
Diving into the Alphabet Soup: Deciphering the M.D.s, Ph.D.s, and SLPs to Find the Right Expert for Your Child     49
Learning the Lingo: Becoming Fluent in the Language of Speech and Language Problems     65
How They Do It: Understanding the Different Therapeutic Techniques     95
Getting the Right Help: Finding and Evaluating Your Child's Speech Therapist     117
Eating Fish, Riding Horses, and Other Help from Unexpected Sources: Will Your Child Benefit from Complementary Therapies?     129
Dealing with the Diagnosis: The Impact on Your Child, as Well as Your Marriage, Family, and Job     143
Home/Work: Creating a Communication-Friendly Home     179
School Daze: Navigating Your Way Through the Individualized Education Program     199
Are You Covered? Cutting Through the Red Tape of Insurance     227
The Tunnel Is Long, but I Promise There's a Light: Encouraging Advice, Words of Wisdom, and Happy Endings from Parents Just Like You     251
Bibliography     259
Index     273
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Very helpful!!

    Just when I thought I was never gonna get a answer that was, in short, intelligable I found this book at the library. It helped all the terms and "alphabet soup" make sense to those of us who don't have an MD behind our name. I'm glad I'm able to have it on my Nook as a little point of reference. Thank you for writing it Debbie!!

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