Raising a Handicapped Child

Raising a Handicapped Child : A Helpful Guide for Parents of the Physically Disabled

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Around twelve per cent of school children are disabled from birth defects, accidents, illnesses, or other causes. This means that seven hundred children who need special care are born each day, and the number appears to be growing. Raising a Handicapped Child offers a complete, practical, and reassuring guide for parents who care for these children. The book includes advice on how to find the best professional help, how to keep up with the latest medical treatments, how to cope with the costs of medical treatment, how to select educational programs that are geared to specific disabilities and are designed to fulfill a handicapped child's greatest potential, and how parents and family can help themselves and each other.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 137.2 x 210.8 x 20.3mm | 430.92g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 019513253X
  • 9780195132533

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A knowledgeable, sympathetic, and practical guide...First rate help for a devastating problem. * Kirkus Reviews * Highly recommended for all consumer health collections. * Library Journal *show more

About Charlotte E. Thompson

Charlotte Thompson, M.D. is the Director of The Center for Handicapped Children in San Francisco. She is an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego Medical School and the author of Raising a Child with a Neuromuscular Disorder (forthcoming from OUP).show more