Titel: Breakthrough Parenting
23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam.
John Wiley & Sons
22. Februar 2006 - kartoniert - 280 Seiten
Offering a positive and uplifting approach to raising special needs children, this book provides detailed guidance on how to let go of the "perfect baby" dream, deal with grief, avoid the no-false-hope syndrome, recognize the importance of early intervention services, and avoid the use of limiting and outdated labels. It also includes guidelines for working with professionals, understanding the law, addressing career needs, understanding inclusion, assessment, and more.
Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction: Raising the Bar of Expectations for Children with Special Needs PART ONE: WELCOME TO BREAKTHROUGH PARENTING FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 1. The Perfect-Baby Dream 2. First You Cry 3. No Labels, Yes Hope PART TWO: GUIDELINES FOR THE PRESCHOOL THROUGH COLLEGE YEARS 4. The Pre-K and Elementary Years 5. Middle School, Junior High, and High School 6. Advocating for Techniques and Programs That Work PART THREE: FOCUSING ON THE FAMILY 7. Embracing a New Definition of Family and Planning for the Future 8. Preserving Your Marriage, Caring for Yourself, and Surviving the Death of a Child 9. Meeting the Needs of Siblings PART FOUR: HONORING SPECIAL NEEDS EXCELLENCE 10. Honoring Special Needs Excellence About the Author.
Judy Winter is an award wining journalist on special needs parenting issues, and recipient of the 2002 Exceptional Parent Award. Ms Winter has had extensive experience on TV, radio, in print media, and maintains a rigorous schedule of speaking, workshops, conferences, and ongoing public appearances on the subject. Her work, in articles either about or by her, has appeared in People, Child, Writer's Digest, the Toys 'R' Us newsletter, and she has worked for PBS in Michigan for eight years. Her first son Eric had cerebral palsy and died at 12. She and her husband have one daughter, Jenna, and live in Michigan.
This is the only special needs book I've ever read completely in one sitting. I literally couldn't put it down! Judy Winter's refreshing style - at once both loving and no-nonsense - makes you feel like you're with a friend you've known for years...I love practical, and this book is packed full of tips and information you can USE." -Joan Celebi, Ed.M, CLC; Founder, SpecialNeedsParentCoach.com "Winter combines her talents for journalism and parenting in a book that is part inspiration, part how-to, and wholly optimistic about your family's survival as you take on the challenge of raising a child with special needs." - Terri Mauro, About.com "In Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs (out last month from Jossey Bass), award-winning writer Judy Winter helps parents 'raise the bar of expectations' for their challenged children. Winter fought for a normal life for her son, Eric, before losing him to cerebral palsy. "The demands of special needs challenged me to the limits of human endurance and helped me realize my most heartfelt life dreams, too," she writes. From getting over the myth of the perfect baby, to dealing with staring, to maneuvering the school system, her wisdom is both practical and inspiring." - Parenting Magazine, 2006