A Parent's Guide to Developmental Delays

A Parent's Guide to Developmental Delays

Recognizing and Coping With Missed Milestones in Speech, Movement, Learning, and Other Areas

Book - 2006
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Penguin Putnam
Developmental delays affect millions of children each year, and often go undetected until an alert and caring parent recognizes there’s a problem. In A Parent's Guide to Developmental Delays, special education expert and consultant Laurie LeComer, M.Ed., provides essential information for any parent with a child who might have cognitive, physical, or emotional delays. Easy to understand, reassuring, and up-to-date, the book covers everything concerned parents need to know.

Using real-life examples and case studies along with checklists, exercises, and other hands-on advice, the book covers a range of delays and disorders that include autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder, aggressive behavior, and motor-control problems. Topics include:

  • Spotting the "red flags" of delayed development, for every age group
  • Identifying your child’s specific challenges
  • Acting swiftly in order to gain the advantages of early intervention
  • Getting a diagnosis and treatment plan that fits your child's needs
  • Working with teachers, health professionals, and specialists for maximum results
  • Tracking your child's progress
  • Understanding your rights and making the most of every available resource
  • Trusting your instincts in order to help your child learn, develop, and thrive


Random House, Inc.
Developmental delays affect millions of children each year, and often go undetected until an alert and caring parent recognizes there’s a problem. In A Parent's Guide to Developmental Delays, special education expert and consultant Laurie LeComer, M.Ed., provides essential information for any parent with a child who might have cognitive, physical, or emotional delays. Easy to understand, reassuring, and up-to-date, the book covers everything concerned parents need to know.

Using real-life examples and case studies along with checklists, exercises, and other hands-on advice, the book covers a range of delays and disorders that include autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder, aggressive behavior, and motor-control problems. Topics include:

  • Spotting the "red flags" of delayed development, for every age group

  • Identifying your child’s specific challenges

  • Acting swiftly in order to gain the advantages of early intervention

  • Getting a diagnosis and treatment plan that fits your child's needs

  • Working with teachers, health professionals, and specialists for maximum results

  • Tracking your child's progress

  • Understanding your rights and making the most of every available resource

  • Trusting your instincts in order to help your child learn, develop, and thrive



Baker & Taylor
An expert in special education explains how parents can identify developmental problems in their children, with guidelines on how to spot the signs of abnormal development in the areas of speech, movement, learning, and more, with advice on how to confirm a diagnosis, develop a treatment plan, obtain professional assistance, and overcome challenges. Original.

Publisher: New York : Perigee, c2006
ISBN: 9780399532313
0399532315
Characteristics: xv, 280 p. ; 22 cm

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