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Parenting Traumatized Children with Developmental Differences: Strategies to Help Your Child's Sensory Processing, Language Development, Executive Function and Challenging Behaviours

by Sara McLean Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Pbk 176 pages
AU$32.99 NZ$34.77
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Experiencing trauma early in life can lead to changes in a child's social and cognitive skills. Dr Sara McLean explains how to help children who are coping with sensory and emotional regulation difficulties or struggling with language, communication or memory - in this comprehensive guide for foster carers and adoptive parents.  


- Strong appeal for adoptive or foster parents, as well as any other parents with children who've experienced early trauma.


- Evidence-based strategies will make a real difference to help support children's sensory problems, language development and challenging behaviours.


- Groundbreaking focus on developmental difference - most existing books focus on attachment or trauma theory.


Market: Foster and adoptive parents and professionals who support children in foster care (e.g. social workers, foster care support workers and teachers).

Introduction; 1: Early Adversity And Developmental Difference; 2. An Introduction To Normal Development; 3: An Introduction To The Reasons For Challenging Behaviour; 4. Developmental Difference In Sensory Regulation; 5. Developmental difference in language and communication; 6. Developmental difference in emotional regulation; 7. Developmental Difference in Executive Functioning; 8. Developmental Difference in Social Information Processing; 9. Communicating about your child's Developmental Difference to others; 10. Summary; Resources

I commend this book as an essential read for all current and future caregivers who want to understand their child's behaviour and to parent more effectively.
Dr. Sara McLean has working in the area of child and adolescent psychology for over 20 years. She was the recipient of the ACU Fellowship at Oxford University; REES Centre for research on Fostering; in recognition of her work supporting children in foster care. She is an Adjunct Fellow at the Australian Centre for Child Protection, and lives in Adelaide, Australia.