Parents of children with special needs face unique emotional and practical challenges that are seldom addressed by the medical community. In Special Kids Need Special Parents, Judith Loseff Lavin-herself the parent of a child with special needs-draws on interviews with health care professionals, nationally recognized authorities, and other parents to give readers the answers, advice, and comfort they crave.
Coping with chronic pain, sleep problems, and frequent hospitalizations
Dealing with feelings of grief and anger
Choosing a therapist
Finding suitable, reliable childcare
How to cope with teasing
The impact a child with special needs can have on a marriage, siblings, and grandparents
Finding cosmetic, prosthetic, and orthotic help
About the Author
Judith Loseff Lavin has written for the Chicago Sun-Times and many magazines. A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in secondary teaching, Ms. Lavin is involved with several organizations that promote the welfare and progress of children with special needs.