When Your Child Has a Disability: The Complete Sourcebook of Daily and Medical Care / Edition 1

When Your Child Has a Disability: The Complete Sourcebook of Daily and Medical Care / Edition 1

by Mark L., Ed. Batshaw Ed.
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557664722

ISBN-13: 9781557664723

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: Brookes Publishing

With even more practical information and direct answers to families' questions, the second edition of this easy-to-read guide is a proven resource for helping parents meet the demands of raising a child with a disability. You'll get updated, expert advice on a wide range of medical and educational issues as well as detailed coverage of the daily and long-term care

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With even more practical information and direct answers to families' questions, the second edition of this easy-to-read guide is a proven resource for helping parents meet the demands of raising a child with a disability. You'll get updated, expert advice on a wide range of medical and educational issues as well as detailed coverage of the daily and long-term care requirements of specific disabilities, including mental retardation autism hearing impairment Down syndrome visual impairment communication disorders seizure disorders spina bifida ADHD cerebral palsy genetic syndromes New to this edition are chapters exploring nutrition, dental care, legal rights and benefits, and the transition to adulthood, as well as information on development and commonly used medications. Answers to frequently asked questions follow the chapters, addressing common parent concerns like sleep, behavior, medication, and potential complications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557664723
Publisher:
Brookes Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
781,138
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


I. Getting the Diagnosis

1. Finding Out Your Child Has a Disability
James Coplan and Symme W. Trachtenberg

2. Making the Most of Doctor Visits
Susan E. Levy

3. Why My Child? Causes of Developmental Disabilities
Mark L. Batshaw

4. How a Young Child Develops
Mark L. Batshaw

II. Growing Up with a Disability

5. Your Baby Was Born Prematurely
Penny Glass

6. Understanding Early Intervention
Sharon Landesman Ramey, Karen Echols, Craig T. Ramey, and Wanda Y. Newell

7. Nutrition and Feeding
Peggy S. Eicher

8. Dental Care for Your Child with Special Needs
George Acs and Man Wai Ng

9. Understanding Rehabilitation Therapies
Lisa A. Kurtz

10. Commonly Used Medications
John Albert Wray

11. Encouraging Appropriate Child Behavior
John M. Parrish

12. Your Child's Educational Rights
Sheila Rose Mazzoli

13. Identifying Legal Rights and Benefits
D. Michael Malone

III. Developmental Disabilities

14. Mental Retardation
Mark L. Batshaw

15. Down Syndrome
Nancy J. Roizen

16. Genetic Syndromes
Gretchen A. Meyer

17. Spina Bifida
Catherine Shaer

18. Epilepsy
Steven Weinstein

19. Cerebral Palsy
Louis Pellegrino

20. Hearing Loss
Annie Steinberg and Lisa J. Bain

21. Communication Disorders
Paul Wang and Ken Bleile

22. Eye Disorders and Visual Disabilities
Mohamad S. Jaafar and Mark L. Batshaw

23. Autism Spectrum Disorders
Kenneth E. Towbin

24. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Mark A. Stein and Mark L. Batshaw

25. Learning Disabilities
Bruce K. Shapiro

IV. What the Future Holds

26. What About Our Next Child? Genetic Counselling
Cynthia J. Tifft

27. Keeping Up with Changes in Health Care
Angelo P. Giardino

28. Success on the Road to Adulthood
Patience H. White, Andrea Edelman, and Vincent Schuyler

Suggested Readings and Resource
Index

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