Supportive Parenting: Becoming an Advocate for Your Child with Special Needs

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jun 15, 2007 - 256 páginas

When Jan Campito first entered the world of special needs, she trusted the experts to tell her what was wrong, and how to proceed to help her children. Here she was, an articulate, well-educated person, usually confident in navigating whatever situations were required, and yet she became passive and trusting when it came to assuming people would tell her what was wrong with her children's development and what to do to help them. As she realized more and more that no one else was stepping into the lead position to obtain appropriate help for her children, she realized that she needed to take on that responsibility.

Since then, she has learnt to take an active role in advocating for her children, and helping meet their needs. From procuring evaluations, to understanding what the diagnoses mean, to selecting therapies and therapists, to following through on therapies at home and targeting needs to be addressed, to helping formulate IEPs, and to monitoring and intervening in their school settings, she has become a comprehensive advocate for her children with special needs, and in this book Jan shares with other parents some of her experiences and some of what she has learnt in the process.

 

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Upon entering the world of special-needs education, parents are often overwhelmed and do not know where to turn for advice. Campito found herself in that position when her oldest son was diagnosed ... Leer comentario completo

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1 Why This Book?
15
Is it Normal for Everything to be so Hard?
25
3 Obtaining a Formal Evaluation
44
4 What Next? What Does This Diagnosis Mean?
81
5 Beginning Therapeutic Interventions for Your Child
110
An Example of How the Manifestation of a Disorder and Ones Parenting Role Can Change Over Time
125
Promoting Positive Behavior and Reducing Misbehavior in Your Child
144
Increasing Your Childs Competence
167
Formulating an Individualized Education or Family Services Plan
179
10 Monitoring the Progress of Your Child
212
It Never Ends or Does It?
232
References
250
Back Cover
255
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Jan Campito MA has taught child development and education courses, first at SUNY-Albany, and then at Union College in Schenectady. She has two children, one with Asperger's and one with ADD.

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