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Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Raising a Child with a Disability
One of every ten children is born with a disability, whether it be autism, blindness, cerebral palsy, deafness, epilepsy, or any of myriad other physical or mental limitations. Dr. Robert Naseef, a psychologist who specializes in counseling families of children with special needs, shares insights from his thirteen years as a therapist and from his own experience as the fat ...more
Hardcover, 222 pages
Published February 1st 1997 by Carol Publishing Corporation
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Jun 12, 2008 Karin rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This had lots of parents' stories as well as professional advice. It has the distinct advantage of being written by a professional who takes care of familes who have a member with special needs in addition to being a father of a boy with severe autism. He allowed me into the mind of fathers of children with special needs, it was very enlightening. It came from a personal perspective and I found myself grieving all over again. It was also relieving and almost cathartic to read that grieving the l ...more
Jul 21, 2009 Caitlin rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Although this was a tough one to get through (at times, pretty depressing), I really appreciated and enjoyed this book. Naseef provides an excellent balance between stories from his own experience as a father of a child with a disability and advice and suggestions from his career as a psychologist specializing in working with parents of children with disabilities. Definitely a must-read for parents coming to terms with the news that their child has a disability, as well as for educators and othe ...more