02/23/10 - Book offers guidance to caregivers of children with disabilities
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Book offers guidance to caregivers of children with disabilities
The publication, "Working with Families of Children with Special Needs," is edited and partially written by
"It can be overwhelming for families to adjust to having a young child with special needs, especially at the beginning of a child's life when development is so malleable," Dr. McWilliam said. "We now have evidence-bas
The book is aimed at teachers, doctors, psychologists and other practitioners that assist the families of children with disabilities from birth to age 6.
"Unlike other general guidelines, this book gives practitioners concrete steps they can implement," Dr. McWilliam said. "Every chapter has a checklist outlining those steps."
In Dr. McWilliam's fourth publicly published book, he and expert contributors reveal how early intervention and early childhood special
The publication offers caregivers useful tools for various functions, such as
More than a dozen reproducible checklists and forms help professionals immediately implement the techniques and strategies described.
Published by Guilford Press and distributed nationally, the book is for sale online at the following sites:
About Siskin Children's Institute
Siskin Children's Institute makes life better for children with special needs and their families. Founded in 1950, the non-profit organization achieves its mission locally and nationally through four initiatives: education, outreach, health care and research. The Institute provides early childhood education where children with and without disabilities learn together; family support and professional development programs; developmental behavioral pediatric health care; and innovative research in early childhood development and special education. For more information about Siskin Children's Institute, visit www.siskin.org.