ERIC Number: ED418567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The Special-Needs Reading List: An Annotated Guide to the Best Publications for Parents and Professionals.
Sweeney, Wilma K.
This annotated resource guide lists books, periodicals, and organizations relevant to the needs of parents of children with disabilities. The books and periodicals were chosen as being up-to-date, accurate, written in parent-friendly language, written with a parent's information or support needs in mind, generally affordable, or considered a classic. Part 1 describes books and other publications on topics of interest to families of children with a wide range of disabilities. Topical areas are: disability awareness, infants and toddlers, daily care, family life, discipline and behavioral concerns, education, health care, advocacy and legal rights, sign language and augmentative and alternative communication, technology, Internet resources, community integration and friendship, recreation, sexuality and relationships, planning for the future, and death and dying. Part 2 is organized around the following specific disabilities: attention deficit disorders, autism and pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), cerebral palsy, cleft palate and facial differences, deafness and hearing loss, Down syndrome, epilepsy, fetal alcohol syndrome and prenatal substance exposure, Fragile X syndrome, hydrocephalus, learning disabilities, mental illness and emotional and behavioral disorders, mental retardation, muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases, physical disabilities, rare disorders, sensory integration disorders, speech and language disorders, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, Tourette syndrome, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and visual impairment and blindness. An appendix lists publishers' addresses. Indexes are provided of organizations, authors, titles, and subjects. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Child Rearing, Disabilities, Family Environment, Infants, Parent Education, Resource Materials, Social Support Groups, Toddlers
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Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
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