Small Steps Forward

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When young children are diagnosed with conditions such as Down Syndrome, autism or other forms of developmental delay, there is much that parents can do to help. This new edition of the award-winning Small Steps Forward includes up-to-date research and practice, providing parents and carers with the information they need and a host of ideas to encourage their child's development. The games and activities use toys and materials which most children will already have, and involve ...

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Overview

When young children are diagnosed with conditions such as Down Syndrome, autism or other forms of developmental delay, there is much that parents can do to help. This new edition of the award-winning Small Steps Forward includes up-to-date research and practice, providing parents and carers with the information they need and a host of ideas to encourage their child's development. The games and activities use toys and materials which most children will already have, and involve no special preparation. They are also fun to play.

Sarah Newman divides skills into six areas—cognitive, linguistic, physical, sensory, social and emotional—for convenient reference. She deals with general issues, such as behaviour management, toilet-training and sleep management, which may be encountered by parents of children with any form of disability—physical, learning or sensory. She also provides an outline of child development so that parents can place their child's progress in context, and gives practical advice on coping with stress of having a child with special needs.

This book is an essential guide for parents of young children with developmental disabilities and will also be invaluable to anyone who works with children with special needs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843106937
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/15/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Newman worked for ten years as an administrator in higher education after gaining a degree in history at Oxford. Her first child was diagnosed as developmentally delayed at the age of one and as autistic at three. She has two other children and lives in the New Forest. She has also chaired a local charity for families of children with special needs.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Preface 13

Ch. 1 How to Survive 17

Ch. 2 What Everyone Needs to Know 35

Ch. 3 Cognitive Development 54

Ch. 4 Language Development 83

Ch. 5 Physical Development 113

Ch. 6 Sensory Development 151

Ch. 7 Social Development 171

Ch. 8 Emotional Development 188

Ch. 9 Everyday Living - Behaviour, Sleep and Toileting 202

Ch. 10 The Support Your Child Should Expect 223

Ch. 11 Resources 239

References 266

Index 268

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