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Melanie, Bird With a Broken Wing: A Mother's Story

Melanie, Bird With a Broken Wing: A Mother's Story

Gripping, raw, and beautiful, this book reveals the struggles and rewards of caring for a child with severe disability and helps professionals work more sensitively and effectively with families of children with special needs. Written with grace and candor by special education professional Beth Harry, the book chronicles the life of her daughter, Melanie, who was born with a rare form of...

The Home Visitor's Guidebook: Promoting Optimal Parent & Child Development 3rd Ed

The Home Visitor's Guidebook: Promoting Optimal Parent & Child Development 3rd Ed

Packed with practical strategies - based on research and the author's continuing field work - the second edition of this guidebook shows therapists, early interventionists, social workers, educators, nurses, and other home visitors how to build trust, communicate respect, and maintain boundaries with families make home visits successful by developing specific communication and...

Attention, Memory, and Executive Function

Attention, Memory, and Executive Function

The absence of consensual, cross-disciplinary theories, definitions, and methodologies has hampered the study of attention, memory, and executive function. Incorporating different theoretical perspectives, this exceptional volume helps establish some common understanding of these three central processes. This book reveals how the authors' findings from their research in psychology,...

Nobody's Perfect: Living and Growing With Children Who Have Special Needs

Nobody's Perfect: Living and Growing With Children Who Have Special Needs

This innovative book's straightforward, easy-to-read chapters offer parents who have children with special needs a fresh, affirming perspective on the challenges of family life. Practical and nonjudgmental, this book guides parents through the process of adaptation. It describes specific strategies for success in balancing one's own life; developing a parenting partnership; and...

Chinese Adoption: A Mini Guide

Chinese Adoption: A Mini Guide

This mini guide provides basic insight and guidance for parents considering adopting from China. A list to myths, pitfalls, costs involved as well as general guidelines to the process are included. Approximately 2,100 words.

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...

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