The "O, MY" in Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy: how to prepare your child for surgery, a parent's manual, 2nd Editionby Laurie Zelinger PhD
The new 2nd Edition of this bestselling book helps parents understand and organize the necessary medical and emotional components that accompany their child's surgery. In an easy to follow timeline for events prior to and following a tonsillectomy
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More than 200,000 tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies will be performed on children this year. Will you be ready?
The new 2nd Edition of this bestselling book helps parents understand and organize the necessary medical and emotional components that accompany their child's surgery. In an easy to follow timeline for events prior to and following a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy, the author provides reassuring and accurate guidance that eases the process for the patient and family. Parents with this book will: Get the facts about tonsils and adenoids in simple terms
* Reduce your own anxiety about surgery
* Learn how to support your child through the medical and emotional events surrounding the procedure
* Take away the mystery regarding what to say to your child
* Discover the sequence of events leading up to surgery and how to prepare for them.
* Find out what you need to have at home while your child recuperates
* Become confident in knowing that you have maximized your child's comfort and adjustment during the weeks surrounding surgery
* Recognize symptoms of possible complications and take action
Professionals and Parents Praise Laurie Zelinger's Book
"In over 40 years as a practicing Pediatrician, this is the most practical, down to earth and informative approach to the impending parent-child-hospital experience with a T&A that has come to my attention."
--Philip S. Steinfeld, MD, FAAP
"My son's recovery period was enhanced by advice from the manual, and thanks to Dr. Laurie, the bonding experience it created almost cancelled out the discomfort. He is now a strep-free, healthy boy!"
--Rachayle Salzberg (parent)
"...a valuable guide for parents intending to provide emotional preparation and support to a child about to undergo a surgical procedure."
--Richard H. Wexler, PhD President, New York State Psychological Association (2008)
Learn more at www.DrZelinger.com
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Meet the Author
Dr. Laurie Zelinger was born and raised in Queens, New York, and is a successful product of the New York City public school system. She earned her Master’s degree and Professional Diploma from Queens College over 30 years ago and later went on to earn a Doctoral degree from Hofstra University. Her interest in children dates back to her days as a babysitter and became the foundation of her later pursuit of school psychology and play therapy. During the course of her professional career, Dr. Zelinger and her psychologist husband, Dr. Fred Zelinger, raised four sons. As parents, they learned first hand the difference between reading about children and living with them.
This book represents the author’s actual experience with her son Jordan’s tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, as well as her hope that others will benefit from this information. Her concept of preparing a child for surgery is based upon the premise that information and preparation will reduce anxiety and help families to better manage the experience. Her time lines may also be used as a guide for children undergoing other hospital procedures.
Dr. Zelinger’s ongoing devotion to children continues in her role as a school psychologist, private practice licensed psychologist, and registered play therapist. She works and lives on Long Island, New York.
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