What about Me?: Growing up with a Developmentally Disabled Sibling

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A compassionate and accessible guide on living with and caring for a developmentally disabled sibling.

A compassionate and accessible guide on living with and caring for a developmentally disabled sibling.

Author Biography: Bryna Siegel, Ph.D. is a developmental psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Langly Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California. She is also ...

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Overview

A compassionate and accessible guide on living with and caring for a developmentally disabled sibling.

A compassionate and accessible guide on living with and caring for a developmentally disabled sibling.

Author Biography: Bryna Siegel, Ph.D. is a developmental psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Langly Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California. She is also Director of the Institute's Pervasive Developmental Disorders Clinic that serves young autistic children and their families.

Stuart Silverstein, M.D., is a pediatrician at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

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Edward Ziegler
[A] wonderful resource and one that families with disabled children have needed for a long time.
Booknews
Silverstein, a physician, leads off with a first-person account of his experiences as the older brother of an autistic sibling. Siegel, a developmental psychologist, presents discussion of family approaches to handicaps based on clinical interviews with some 1,000 families of various ethnic, social, and educational backgrounds. Following is a review of research on family factors and adjustments of the nonimpaired siblings, along with an analysis of family coping and defenses patterned on the Adult Children of Alcoholics model. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738206301
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 988,139
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Personal and Clinical Perspectives on Siblings of Developmentally Disabled Children and Adults 1
Ch. 1 A Personal Story 5
Ch. 2 What Research Tells Us about the Brothers and Sisters of Developmentally Disabled Children 17
Ch. 3 A Family's Adjustment to a Developmentally Disabled Child 39
Ch. 4 Cultural, Religious, and Educational Factors Influencing Family Adjustment 71
Ch. 5 Coping and Defending: Applying the Adult-Children-of-Alcoholics Model 93
Ch. 6 The Parentified Child 113
Ch. 7 The Withdrawn Child 137
Ch. 8 The Acting-Out Child 157
Ch. 9 The Superachieving Child 171
Ch. 10 Promoting a Healthy Family Life 183
Ch. 11 Legal Aspects of Becoming Your Brother's Keeper 205
Afterword 225
Appendixes: Discussion-Group and Support-Croup Materials and Topics for Individual Consideration 227
For Further Reading 275
Index 279
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2001

    Best forward ever.

    This book helped a lot with my coping with my brother who was born with a mental disability. The forward by Glen R. Elliott PhD is possibly the best forward ever written.

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