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1st Edition

Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs

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ISBN 9781843122326
Published December 30, 2004 by David Fulton Publishers
240 Pages

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Book Description

The siblings of children with special needs are often the overlooked ones in families struggling to cope.

Kate Strohm is an experienced health professional and journalist who has sister with cerebral palsy. In this book she shares the story of her journey from confusion and distress to understanding and acceptance. She provides a forum for other siblings to describe their own journeys.

Kate also provides strategies that siblings themselves, parents and practitioner can use to support the brothers and sisters of children with special.

Table of Contents

Part 1 My Story; Chapter 1 A shared childhood; Chapter 2 Coming unstuck and putting back the pieces; Part 2 Other Sibling Stories; Chapter 3 A lone journey; Chapter 4 Getting a fair go; Chapter 5 Feelings with nowhere to go; Chapter 6 Ongoing grief; Chapter 7 Responsibility and caregiving; Chapter 8 The future; Part 3 Strategies; Chapter 9 Adult siblings; Chapter 10 Stronger parents–stronger families; Chapter 11 Stronger children; Chapter 12 The role of service providers;

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