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The elephant in the playroom : ordinary parents write intimately and honestly about raising kids with special needs / Denise Brodey.

  • Brodey, Denise
Date
2008
  • Books

About this work

Description

Presents a collection of personal accounts by parents of children with such developmental challenges as ADHD, Asperger's syndrome, and autism, offering insight into the daily experiences of raising children with special needs.

Publication/Creation

New York : Plume, 2008.

Physical description

xvii, 235 pages ; 21 cm

Contents

What's not for lunch / Nadine -- You can't rush a good thing / Lorie Bricker -- Musical beds / Nicole Lynch -- Impacting the bottom line / RW -- My other half / Lisa Carver -- Hysterical blindness / Ellen Glaser -- Mother's helpers / Dawn -- Private session in progress / Richard Ellenson -- Only human / Marla Davishoff -- Crash landings / Laura Cichoracki -- Danger : do not compare child to others / Anonymous -- It is okay to be angry / Susan Marrash-Minnerly -- I broke all the rules today / Lorena Smith -- Anticipating difference / David McDonough -- Dark times can be followed by deep joy / Maryrose Sylvester -- The meaning of family / Barbara Nelson -- Good grief / Felice McCreary -- A truly unique ride / Lisa Lori -- -- I got that autistic kid / Patti Gaultney -- Expect the best-it just might happen to you / Drusilla Belman -- My friends are waiting for me / Rebecca Stern -- The team approach / Dawn Mazzeo -- Trust your instincts / Stephanie Ruby -- Why we chose meds / Leigh Anne Wilson -- What worked for us / Harriet Brown -- My son is still alive / Kimberly -- Keep this in mind / Rick Porter -- A different boy / Veronica -- You do exist / Stephanie Dolgoff -- Dream house / Scott Newport -- You just don't understand / Rachel -- Out there on her own / Dan -- Friends forever? / Ann Colin -- -- Dutch boy / Anna Perera -- Coming out of the dark / Celeste Soules -- The big moment / Derrik Eichelberger -- Dwell in possibility / Katy Parrish -- Memo from the deptartment of hindsight / Teresa S. -- Great moments / Marie A. Sherrett -- The real versus the ideal / Todd Whelan -- Y.E.S. / Brenda Fletcher.

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    PT.W
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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780452289086
  • 0452289084