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Understanding Your Special Needs Grandchild: A Grandparents' Guide

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Grandparents of children with special needs, unlike parents and teachers, don?t always have the facts they need to understand their grandchild. This special resource offers grandparents the information they need to realize the valuable role they play in the lives of their grandchild, giving advice on how they can offer support to better their grandchild?s self-esteem and quality of life in school, at home, and with others. Conditions such as learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger?s syndrome, autism, Tourette?s ...

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Overview

Grandparents of children with special needs, unlike parents and teachers, don’t always have the facts they need to understand their grandchild. This special resource offers grandparents the information they need to realize the valuable role they play in the lives of their grandchild, giving advice on how they can offer support to better their grandchild’s self-esteem and quality of life in school, at home, and with others. Conditions such as learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, autism, Tourette’s disorder, speech and learning delays, and emotional and behavioral problems are discussed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886941441
  • Publisher: Specialty Press/A.D.D. Warehouse
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 135
  • Sales rank: 1,457,691
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Clare B. Jones, PhD, is the author of Sourcebook for Children with Attention Deficit Disorder. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Table of Contents

1 The Circle of Life 1
The Changing Role of Grandparents
Enter--The Grandchild!
How Some Families Respond to the Special Needs Child
2 The Role of the Special Grandparent 11
Let Go of Old Baggage by Removing Past Prejudices and Myths
Embrace What the Words "Unconditional Love" Really Mean
Celebrate the Very Special Person That You Are
From Raggedy Ann to Barbie to Pokemon--Accept Change Readily
Educate Yourself About Your Grandchild's Disability
3 Understanding Your Grandchild's Special Needs 23
The Grief Process
Become Informed
How Families Cope
How to be Proactive in the Family
Overprotection
Steps to Building a Plan
Your Language
Functional Priorities
Humor
4 Understanding the Disability 35
Definitions
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Autism
Asperger's Syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Hearing Impairments
Learning Disability
Speech and Language Problems
Visual Impairments
5 Accepting the Disability 65
It Comes With the Package
How a Label Can Serve Your Grandchild
Understanding Related Services
What to Look for in a Typical Education Program
6 How You Can Help 75
Personal
Behavior Issues
As a Childcare Provider
Childproof Your Home
Financial
Legal
Communication
Family History--Making Memories
Use Books to Teach About Special Needs
Sibling Rivalry
Old is Not a Four Letter Word
Do's and Don'ts
7 Grandparents' Stories 103
Meet the Wilsons
An Introduction to Anita
Introducing the Lehighs
Enter E-mail Eve
Here's the Lopez Family
Hello to the Van Heusen Family
Long Distance Love, Grandpa Joe
And Finally, Grandma Denise
References 113
Resources 115
Index 121
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