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The Resource Special : antidotes to the obsessions that come with a child's disability, Melanie Dimmitt

Special : antidotes to the obsessions that come with a child's disability, Melanie Dimmitt

Label
Special : antidotes to the obsessions that come with a child's disability
Title
Special
Title remainder
antidotes to the obsessions that come with a child's disability
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Dimmitt
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Special is an uplifting, candid companion for parents in the early stages of navigating their child's disability. Combining content from dozens of interviews with parents to children with wide-ranging disabilities, alongside professional input and exercises from psychologists, researchers and specialists, it shares stories, advice and actionable coping strategies to help parents that are not yet ready to sign up to 'the special-needs club'. Down syndrome affects as many as 1 in 800 babies; autism, 1 in 68; and cerebral palsy around 1 in 500, and with children's wellbeing proven to be directly correlated to that of their parents, Special fills a gap in a sector heavily populated with memoirs and titles focused on parenting, not parents. Written from a place of unbridled curiosity, Special was inspired by its author's own experience of being thrust into the special-needs world when her six-month-old son was diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy. It tackles the unspoken obsessions at the forefront of a newly minted special-needs parent's mind, such as: Why has this happened to me? Will I ever be happy again? Will my child's life be worth living? Will I ever stop comparing my child to typical children? Will I ever work or travel again? How will my relationship survive this? Should I have another baby? And the big one: What will my future look like? Disability is a heavy, complex topic that Special addresses in an upbeat, approachable way, offering reassuring insight into a largely invisible (and so, largely terrifying) world
Cataloging source
ANL
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Dimmitt, Melanie
Dewey number
649.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parenting
  • Exceptional children
  • Child rearing
  • Children with disabilities
  • People with disabilities
  • Parents of children with disabilities
Target audience
general
Label
Special : antidotes to the obsessions that come with a child's disability, Melanie Dimmitt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-290)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064763855
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781925384680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1081303422
Label
Special : antidotes to the obsessions that come with a child's disability, Melanie Dimmitt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-290)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064763855
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781925384680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1081303422

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