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The Resource The elephant in the playroom : ordinary parents write intimately and honestly about the extraordinary highs and heartbreaking lows of raising kids with special needs, Denise Brodey

The elephant in the playroom : ordinary parents write intimately and honestly about the extraordinary highs and heartbreaking lows of raising kids with special needs, Denise Brodey

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The elephant in the playroom : ordinary parents write intimately and honestly about the extraordinary highs and heartbreaking lows of raising kids with special needs
Title
The elephant in the playroom
Title remainder
ordinary parents write intimately and honestly about the extraordinary highs and heartbreaking lows of raising kids with special needs
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Denise Brodey
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Ordinary parents write intimately and honestly about the extraordinary highs and heartbreaking lows of raising kids with special needs
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Language
eng
Summary
Candid, passionate, personal, and heartbreakingly funny, a view from within the whirlwind of parenting a child with special needs Three years ago, magazine editor Denise Brodey¿s precocious four-year-old son, Toby, was diagnosed with a combination of sensory integration dysfunction and childhood depression. As she struggled to make sense of her new, often chaotic, often lonely world, what she found comforted her mostwas talking with other harried, hopeful, and insightful parents of kids with special needs, learning how they coped with the feelings they encountered throughout the day. In The Elephant in the Playroom, moms and dads from across the country write intimately and honestly about the joyful highs and disordered lows of raising children who are ¿not quite normal.¿ Laying bare the emotional, medical, and social challenges they face, their stories address issues ranging from if and when to medicate a child, to how to get a child who is overly sensitive to the texture of food to eat lunch. Eloquent and honest, the voices in this collection will provide solace and support for the millions of parents whose kids struggle with ADD, ADHD, sensory disorders, childhood depression, Asperger¿s syndrome, and autism¿as well as the many kids who fall between diagnoses. Offering readers comfort, community, and much-needed perspective, The Elephant in the Playroomis sure to become essential reading for parents of special needs kids
Summary
A collection of personal accounts by everyday parents of children with such developmental challenges as ADHD, Asperger's syndrome, and autism offers insight into their daily experiences, from the emotional highs and lows of raising children with special needs to their efforts to apply case-specific treatments
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Library Journal Best Books, 2007.
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196037
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DLC
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Brodey, Denise
Dewey number
306.874087
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ773.6
LC item number
.B75 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Children with disabilities
  • Parents of children with disabilities
  • Parenting
Target audience
adult
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ordinary parents write intimately and honestly about the extraordinary highs and heartbreaking lows of raising kids with special needs
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The elephant in the playroom : ordinary parents write intimately and honestly about the extraordinary highs and heartbreaking lows of raising kids with special needs, Denise Brodey
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Publication
Contents
What's not for lunch / Nadine -- You can't rush a good thing / Lorie Bricker -- Musical beds / Nicole Lynch -- Impacting the bottom line / Rose Walker -- My other half / Lisa Carver -- Hysterical blindness / Ellen Glaser -- Private session in progress / Richard Ellenson -- Mother's helpers / Dawn Mitten -- Only human / Marla Davishoff -- Crash landings / Laura Cichoracki -- Danger : do not compare child to others / Anonymous -- It is okay to be angry / Susan Marrash-Minnerly -- I broke all the rules today / Lorena Smith -- Anticipating difference / David McDonough -- Dark times can be followed by deep joy / Maryrose Sylvester -- The meaning of family / Sandra Dirks -- Good grief / Felice McCreary -- A truly unique ride / Lisa Lori -- -- I got that autistic kid / Patti Gaultney -- Expect the best-it just might happen to you / D. -- My friends are waiting for me / Rebecca Stern -- The team approach / Dawn Mazzeo -- Trust your instincts / Stephanie Ruby -- Why we chose meds / Leigh Anne Wilson -- What worked for us / Harriet Brown -- My son is still alive / Kimberly Coffman -- Keep this in mind / Gary -- A different boy / Loretta -- You do exist / Stephanie Dolgoff -- Dream house / Scott Newport -- You just don't nderstand / Tabitha Olzinski -- Out there on her own / S. -- Friends forever? / Ann Colin -- -- Dutch boy / Anonymous -- Coming out of the dark / Celeste Soules -- The big moment / Derrik Eichelberger -- Dwell in possibility / Katy Parrish -- Memo from the dept. of hindsight / Teresa S. -- Great moments / Marie A. Sherrett -- The real v. the ideal / Todd Whelan -- Y.E.S. / Brenda Fletcher
Control code
ocm76937304
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 235 p.
Isbn
9781594630354
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2006039393
System control number
(OCoLC)76937304
Label
The elephant in the playroom : ordinary parents write intimately and honestly about the extraordinary highs and heartbreaking lows of raising kids with special needs, Denise Brodey
Publication
Contents
What's not for lunch / Nadine -- You can't rush a good thing / Lorie Bricker -- Musical beds / Nicole Lynch -- Impacting the bottom line / Rose Walker -- My other half / Lisa Carver -- Hysterical blindness / Ellen Glaser -- Private session in progress / Richard Ellenson -- Mother's helpers / Dawn Mitten -- Only human / Marla Davishoff -- Crash landings / Laura Cichoracki -- Danger : do not compare child to others / Anonymous -- It is okay to be angry / Susan Marrash-Minnerly -- I broke all the rules today / Lorena Smith -- Anticipating difference / David McDonough -- Dark times can be followed by deep joy / Maryrose Sylvester -- The meaning of family / Sandra Dirks -- Good grief / Felice McCreary -- A truly unique ride / Lisa Lori -- -- I got that autistic kid / Patti Gaultney -- Expect the best-it just might happen to you / D. -- My friends are waiting for me / Rebecca Stern -- The team approach / Dawn Mazzeo -- Trust your instincts / Stephanie Ruby -- Why we chose meds / Leigh Anne Wilson -- What worked for us / Harriet Brown -- My son is still alive / Kimberly Coffman -- Keep this in mind / Gary -- A different boy / Loretta -- You do exist / Stephanie Dolgoff -- Dream house / Scott Newport -- You just don't nderstand / Tabitha Olzinski -- Out there on her own / S. -- Friends forever? / Ann Colin -- -- Dutch boy / Anonymous -- Coming out of the dark / Celeste Soules -- The big moment / Derrik Eichelberger -- Dwell in possibility / Katy Parrish -- Memo from the dept. of hindsight / Teresa S. -- Great moments / Marie A. Sherrett -- The real v. the ideal / Todd Whelan -- Y.E.S. / Brenda Fletcher
Control code
ocm76937304
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 235 p.
Isbn
9781594630354
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2006039393
System control number
(OCoLC)76937304

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