Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs

Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs

by Charlotte Thompson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843109068
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 04/15/2009
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Charlotte E.Thompson M.D. is a pediatrician and specialist in children's muscle diseases. She founded and directed the Center for Handicapped Children in San Fransisco for 23 years and has worked as a consultant for six pediatric neuromuscular programs. She is a mother of two and a grandmother and lives in California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. Section I. Support for the Whole Family. 1. Coping with the Diagnosis. 2 Providing Help and Support to Parents. 3. Helping Siblings Cope. 4. Multiple Birth Grandchildren. 5. Parents' Separation and Remarriage. Section II. Grandparents Take Over. 6. Grandparents In Charge. 7. Helping Grandchildren with Dressing and Hygiene. 8. Helping Boost Your Grandchild's Self-Esteem. 9. Handling Social Occasions. 10. Having Fun with a Grandchild. 11. Traveling with a Grandchild. 12. Special Education. 13. Helping a Teen Transition to Adulthood. Section III. Medical and Legal Issues. 14. Finding the Best Medical Care. 15. Special Medical Problems and Treatments. 16. Researching Resources for Specialized Services. 17. Medical Questions and Answers. 18. Handling a Progressive Disease. 19. Legal and Financial Resources. Section IV. You Need Time Too. 20. Time Out for Grandparents. 21. Planning for the Future. Section V. Help from Others. 22. Questionnaire Answers from Parents and Grandparents. Epilogue. Helpful Websites. US Agencies for Children with Special Needs. UK Agencies for Children with Special Needs. US State Resources for Children with Special Needs. State Contacts for High-Risk Insurance .Toll-Free Numbers. Questionnaire for Parents and Grandparents. Notes.

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