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Developmental delays affect millions of children each year, and often go undetected until an alert and caring parent recognizes there’s a problem. In A Parent's Guide to Developmental Delays, special education expert and consultant Laurie LeComer, M.Ed., provides essential information for any parent with a child who might have cognitive, physical, or emotional delays. Easy to understand, reassuring, and up-to-date, the book covers everything concerned parents need to know.
Using real-life examples and case studies along with checklists, exercises, and other hands-on advice, the book covers a range of delays and disorders that include autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder, aggressive behavior, and motor-control problems. Topics include:
- Spotting the "red flags" of delayed development, for every age group
- Identifying your child’s specific challenges
- Acting swiftly in order to gain the advantages of early intervention
- Getting a diagnosis and treatment plan that fits your child's needs
- Working with teachers, health professionals, and specialists for maximum results
- Tracking your child's progress
- Understanding your rights and making the most of every available resource
- Trusting your instincts in order to help your child learn, develop, and thrive
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Laurie Fivozinsky LeComer, EdM, is a special educator and a nationally recognized behavioral and developmental consultant. She is the author of The Socially Included Child.