A Parent's Guide to Developmental Delays: Recognizing and Coping with Missed Milestones in Speech, Movement, Learning, and Other Areas

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Penguin, Jan 3, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 304 pages
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Developmental delays affect millions of children each year, and often go undetected until an alert and caring parent recognizes there’s a problem. In A Parent's Guide to Developmental Delays, special education expert and consultant Laurie LeComer, M.Ed., provides essential information for any parent with a child who might have cognitive, physical, or emotional delays. Easy to understand, reassuring, and up-to-date, the book covers everything concerned parents need to know.

Using real-life examples and case studies along with checklists, exercises, and other hands-on advice, the book covers a range of delays and disorders that include autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder, aggressive behavior, and motor-control problems. Topics include:

  • Spotting the "red flags" of delayed development, for every age group

  • Identifying your child’s specific challenges

  • Acting swiftly in order to gain the advantages of early intervention

  • Getting a diagnosis and treatment plan that fits your child's needs

  • Working with teachers, health professionals, and specialists for maximum results

  • Tracking your child's progress

  • Understanding your rights and making the most of every available resource

  • Trusting your instincts in order to help your child learn, develop, and thrive


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LeComer, a special education evaluator of children who are suspected of having developmental disabilities, has amassed case studies of children with developmental delays, checklists, and hands-on ... Read full review


Am I Overreacting?
What Do I Do If I Suspect My Child Is Not Developing Normally?
Shes having trouble learning
He doesnt communicate with others
Shes very aggressive toward other children
He isnt walking yet
She seems uncoordinated and overly sensitive
Getting Your Child an Evaluation
Getting the Right Treatment 2 6
Moving Forward Successfully
Relevant Laws
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Laurie Fivozinsky LeComer, EdM, is a special educator and a nationally recognized behavioral and developmental consultant. She is the author of The Socially Included Child.

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