ERIC Number: ED263699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Special Parent/Special Child Practical Pointers for Parenting Handicapped Children. Volume I, Nos. 1-6, January-December 1985.
Murphy, Linda; Corte, Suzanne Della
Special Parent/Special Child, v1 n1-6 Jan-Dec 1985
Six issues of the newsletter address practical matters for parents of handicapped children. The first issue examines behavior and offers suggestions such as avoiding inconsistency and idle threats while holding reasonable expectations. The second issue continues the discussion on behavior with ideas for disciplining the child fairly but effectively, especially regarding eating habits, bedtime behavior, and public behavior. The third issue focuses on enhancing speech and communication skills and includes a review of normal speech development and a discussion of ways parents can help promote speech. The fourth issue emphasizes the value of play, offering suggestions for indoor and outdoor play. Guidelines for preparing the young child for school and rights of the parent of a handicapped child are summarized in the fifth issue. The final issue focuses on relationships within the family of the handicapped child. Additional columns in each issue give a psychologist's viewpoint on siblings, acceptance of the child's disability, and hints for stress management. (CL)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Communication Skills, Coping, Disabilities, Discipline, Family Relationship, Parent Role, Play, Recreation, Siblings, Speech Skills, Stress Variables, Young Children
Lindell Press, Inc., P.O. Box 462, South Salem, NY 10590 ($15.00 year, $3.00 per year).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A