Small Steps Forward: Using Games and Activities to Help Your Pre-school Child with Special Needs

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J. Kingsley Publishers, 1999 - Education - 256 pages
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Sarah Newman divides skills into six areas--cognitive, linguistic, physical, sensory, social and emotional--for convenient reference. She deals with general issues, such as behaviour management, toilet-training and sleep management, which may be encountered by parents of children with any form of disability--physical, learning or sensory. She provides an outline of child development so that parents can place their child's progress in context. Advice on coping with the stress of having a child with special needs, and information on support parents can expect from health, education and social services, is also given. The author includes a comprehensive resources section which incorporates a bibliography and list of useful addresses.

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About the author (1999)

After a degree in History at Oxford University, Sarah Newman worked for ten years as an administrator and fund-raiser in higher education. Her first child was diagnosed as developmentally delayed at the age of one, and as autistic at three. She has two other children and lives in the New Forest.

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