Unfolding the Tent: Advocating for Your One-of-a-kind Child

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AAPC Publishing, Sep 1, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
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"Unfolding the tent: advocating for your one-of-a-kind child" is for parents of children with behavioral, attentional, developmental and learning needs. Because these children do not follow a typical developmental path, it is unrealistic to think that they can grow to become the best they can be without careful attention to their unique needs and gifts. Using strategic planning methodology, Anne Addison introduces the Life Map, which draws upon the child's strengths and passions and takes into consideration the unique way in which he sees the world...-- last page.
 

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Contents

DIAGNOSIS SYMPTOMS AND LABELS Sometimes Things Are as Clear as Mud
13
SEEING THE WORLD AS YOUR CHILD SEES IT You Say Black I Say White
23
INSIDE THE BOX Getting to Know What Doesnt Meet the Eye
35
WHERE DOES THE CHILD FIT IN? The Path to SelfUnderstanding
41
UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF
43
THREE SETS ANYONE? SelfSet HeartSet and MindSet
45
THE BULLS EYE Getting in Touch with Your Core Values
65
YOU ARE WHO YOU ACT Actions Speak Louder Than Words
73
THE PLAN
137
THE LIFE MAPPING PRIMER
139
WHEN YOU WORK FROM THE PHILOSOPHY UP A StrengthBased Approach
141
THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF LIFE MAPPING Getting Started
149
UNFOLDING THE TENT Helping a Child Reach His Potential
161
PUTTING THE PLAN INTO PRACTICE
173
HOW THE PLAN WORKS Developing the Life Map in Eight Easy Steps
175
MAKING IT WORK Partners Until the End
183

RAGAMUFFIN RELATING Fostering a Satisfying Relationship with Your Child
79
THE PROCESS
91
A TEAM APPROACH An Introduction to Teams
93
BOOT CAMP BASICS You Are Part of a Bigger Picture
95
THE HEARTSET AND MINDSET OF THE TEAM Whats Good for One Is Good for All
105
THE FINER POINTS OF PROCESS An Introduction to Process
117
LETS TALK ABOUT THAT The Importance of Good Communication
119
WHEN DISHARMONY REIGNS What to Do When Youve Got Conflict
131
LIFE MAPPING LESSONS A Few Words of Wisdom
189
Bibliography
194
Quarterly Memo Sample
195
Life Mapping Form
198
Share Your Stories
201
Index
202
Copyright

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Anne Addison graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and earned a Master's of Business Arts from Kellogg School of Management. She worked for nearly ten years in marketing management for several Fortune 100 companies before she launched her own management consulting practice, Strategic Solutions. When her son was diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity deficit and developmental delays, Addison made a life-changing decision to shut down her consulting company and turn her business skills towards managing her son's case. Her first book, One Small Starfish: A Mother's Everyday Advice, Survival Tactics and Wisdom for Raising a Special Needs Child has helped thousands of parents and received a 2004 Benjamin Franklin award. She speaks at conferences and her writings have appeared in numerous publications. The author lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.

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