Sibshops: Workshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs
Children who have brothers and sisters with special needs have needs of their own - needs that are often overlooked. This practical resource details Sibshops, the award-winning program that brings together 8- to 13-year-olds to express their good - and maybe not so good - feelings about having brothers and sisters with disabilities. And because Sibshops provide support and information in a recreational atmosphere, siblings have fun while they learn.
From start to finish, this illustrated source book describes how to organize a Sibshop... Get ready... This user-friendly guide explains how to plan a Sibshop from scratch. Get set... Next, "Sibshops" demonstrates how to turn a plan into action. GO! The fun begins! This hands-on resource details the many activities and group discussions that have made Sibshops so successful - and so enjoyable for everyone.
The easy-to-use Sibshop format also can be adapted to work with siblings of children with special concerns - cancer, HIV infection, epilepsy, or emotional disabilities. Teachers, psychologists, social workers, parents, and other professionals can use "Sibshops" to provide much-needed support that encourages learning, sharing, and having fun!
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