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The Child With Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth

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Stanley Greenspan, internationally known for his work with infants, young children, and their families, and his colleague, nationally recognized child psychologist Serena Wieder, have for the first time integrated their award-winning research and clinical experience into a definitive guide to raising children with special needs. In this essential work they lay out a comple ...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published January 6th 1998 by Da Capo Press (first published January 5th 1998)
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This book is so packed full of information that I have been reading it for 3 months now. I can only read 5-10 pages at a time, implement what he talks about in those pages and them read a little more. I love the floor-time approach this book teaches. To draw the child into your world and learn to enjoy interaction.
Joyce L
Learn about floortime and how you can do so much to work with a child with special needs. Can we clone Dr. Greenspan?
Thick, dense read. I've started and stopped a dozen times. Takes time to digest. I'm considering adding it to my collection of reference books (high praise - I'm picky about what I buy) mainly because I'll need to refer to parts of this work for my children continue to develop.

Revelation: All communication comes from emotional experiences. Emotions are the basis of learning; feelings underlie cognitive learning.

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charts for observing your child,
Quick reference for floor time
I found this book very informative and very helpful. It broke down developmental milestones for intellectual and emotional growth that made it a lot easier for me to get a picture of where my son is and where he needs to go. It also has a lot of helpful suggestions for different disorders and challenges that arise when dealing with children with special needs. I would recommend this book to anyone who has contact with children with special needs.
Nicole Martin
Feb 21, 2008 Nicole Martin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People working with special needs children.
Recommended to Nicole by: A family I used to work with gave me a copy.
Greenspan has developed a really awesome approach to working with children with special needs. I have only used this model when working with children on the Autism spectrum, but it can be used for children with all kinds of challenges.
Brenda Reinicke
Oct 03, 2008 Brenda Reinicke rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Parents of newly diagnosed children with autism spectrum disorders.
One of the better ones I found. I would recommend this as a resource if you have a child newly diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
Brings back memories of child development classes in college. Written with clear milestones, steps and concepts using simple-to-complex strategies.
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A must-read for anyone who lives or works with a child dealing with developmental or processing disorders. So... probably not many of you. :)
His floor time approach is interesting and if you have the time a good approach.
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recommended by a developmental psychologist
A lot of great ideas in here.
Very interesting and helpful
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