Child Decoded: Unlocking Complex Issues in Your Child's Learning, Behavior or Attention

Child Decoded: Unlocking Complex Issues in Your Child's Learning, Behavior or Attention


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"Where's the Owner's Manual?!"

What parent hasn't wished for the manual that goes with her child? And children with complex behavior or learning issues can be even more confounding.

The last twenty years have seen a huge increase, not only in children with learning and behavior problems, but in children with bewildering combinations of them. These combinations can defy categorization and resist treatment. Figuring these children out can feel like trying to decrypt an especially complex code, without a cypher. Even professionals find it challenging.

Child Decoded presents a new kind of resource for a new kind of need. It provides parents with a broader understanding of the issues that may be affecting their children, as well as concise information on who can help and how.

In this book, you will find:

• an extensive, unique checklist system to help you find your starting point
• avenues of support you may not have considered
• underlying factors that may be worsening your child's learning or behavior problems
• common misdiagnoses
• which practitioners do what, and what questions to ask of them
• descriptions of both Western medicine and alternative medicine solutions

The experts who contributed to this book are passionate about helping parents understand the full range of options available to them. We now have more insight into the brain than ever before,
more understanding of how different factors affect brain function, and more tools we can use to diagnose and treat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997616507
Publisher: L.E.A.R.N., L.L.C.
Publication date: 02/16/2017
Pages: 418
Sales rank: 600,317
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Kim Gangwish has been practicing in the fields of mental health and applied physiology for the last 18 years. She works with both children and adults who have learning or sensory issues, or mild traumatic head injuries. Her passion for educating caregivers has led her to present at international health conferences, educational programs for school districts, and parent and adoption support organizations, where she emphasizes the importance of exploring underlying causal factors that contribute to learning and sensory issues. Ms. Gangwish runs her practice, The Life Enrichment Center, in both Louisville and Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Robin McEvoy is a developmental neuropsychologist practicing in Denver, Colorado. She evaluates and diagnoses a wide range of learning disabilities and learning needs in chil¬dren, adolescents, and adults. In addition to her private practice, Dr. McE¬voy is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Although evaluation is the heart of her work, Dr. McEvoy also loves the educational process - speaking to parents, schools, or other health professionals about learning, development, and parent¬ing in this new age where many learning and developmental challenges are more frequent.

Marijke Jones is a copy and developmental editor. She has also published essays, mostly about her experiences raising, homeschool¬ing, and trying to figure out her twice exceptional son. Ms. Jones is passionate about help¬ing families with struggling children find answers and peace of mind. She believes that for each thing a child can't do, there is something amazing that he can do. A former therapist who specialized in trauma, she also believes that monitoring children's emotional and mental health is every bit as important as remediating their learning issues.

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Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite Child Decoded (Unlocking Complex Issues in Your Child's Learning, Behavior or Attention) by Marijke Jones, Kim Gangwish, and Robin E. McEvoy is a non-fiction parenting book that would appeal most to an audience of parents, teachers, counselors, and other child care professionals. This book serves as a manual for those persons dealing with children with behavioral and learning problems by providing a resource with the information needed to understand the different problems that might be affecting a child. In addition to providing facts about what the issues or problems might be affecting a child, it also offers information about how to get the child the help that he or she needs. Child Decoded by Marijke Jones, Kim Gangwish, and Robin E. McEvoy is organized into five main sections: getting started, disorders and challenges, digging deeper, broader solutions, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and moving forward. I found this method of organization to be a good choice for this book because it made it easier for me to find the information that I was looking for. The authors wrote using a style and vocabulary that do not require the reader to have medical knowledge in order to understand the contents of the book. As an after school counselor for special needs children, I found this book to be an amazing resource! I found ideas and techniques that I plan to utilize with the children in my group in order to help them to learn and understand their academic material. While I am not a parent, I still found this book to be extremely eye opening as I did not know it was possible for a child to have different problems that were intertwined together. This book has inspired me to do more research into the different issues my kids might have so that I can offer better assistance to them.