Uncommon Voyage: Parenting a Special Needs Child

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North Atlantic Books, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 260 pages
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Uncommon Voyage, first published in 1996, documented Laura Shapiro Kramer’s search for alternative treatments for her son Seth’s cerebral palsy in the face of an uncomprehending medical establishment. In this revised and expanded edition, the author redefines the main complementary therapies discussed earlier and explores new solutions she and Seth have discovered.
 

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Uncommon voyage: parenting a special needs child in the world of alternative medicine

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This detailed, emotional account traces one mother's attempts to find the correct therapy for her son, who suffers from cerebral palsy. When Kramer did not find support through traditional medicine ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE Origins i
1
CHAPTER TWO Discovery
13
CHAPTER THREE Embarkation
23
CHAPTER FOUR At Sea
39
CHAPTER SEVEN The Calm Before the Storm
89
CHAPTER EIGHT Shifting Currents
103
CHAPTER NINE Gyrations
121
CHAPTER ELEVEN A Whole New World
149
CHAPTER TWELVE Anchoring
171
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Haya
191
CHAPTER FOURTEEN Ashore
205
Where to Turn
247
Bibliography
253
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Laura Shapiro Kramer lives in New York City. She is Chairperson of the Board of Resources for Children with Special Needs and serves on the Board of Directors of New York City Outward Bound and The Creative Center for Women with Cancer.

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