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Quirky kids : understanding and supporting your child with developmental differences  Cover Image Book Book

Quirky kids : understanding and supporting your child with developmental differences / Perri Klass, MD, FAAP, Eileen Costello, MD, FAAP.

Klass, Perri, 1958- (author.). Costello, Eileen, (author.).


This classic, coauthored by New York Times columnist and pediatrician Dr. Perri Klass, has been fully revised and updated to reflect the recent significant changes in the recognition and care of children whose development doesn't go as expected. It includes new information about therapeutic interventions, managing co-morbidities, and getting support for children with developmental differences at school. Additional information covers community resources, initiatives at hospitals, clinics, and even theme parks, that make life easier for children with developmental differences and their families. The authors also offer a stronger focus on self-care for parents in this new edition, with the pediatrician's perspective of supporting families as they go through the diagnostic process over time.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781610024198
  • ISBN: 1610024192
  • Physical Description: xix, 339 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Updated edition.
  • Publisher: Itasca, IL : American Academy of Pediatrics, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Part 1: A World of Quirky Kids -- What You Should Know -- Chapter 1. My Kid Is Different: Wondering and Worrying -- Chapter 2. Specialists, Labels, and Alphabet Soup: Diagnosis or Difference? -- Chapter 3. Understanding the Diagnosis: Grief and Loss and Moving Forward -- Part 2: Growing Up Quirky -- Literary Glimpses -- What You Should Know -- Chapter 4. Logistics of Everyday Life: The Home and the World -- Chapter 5. Family Life: Siblings, Parents, and Extended Family; Chapter 6. Educating the Quirky Child: Every Year Is Different -- Chapter 7. Moving Through the School Years: Thriving and Learning in the Educational System -- Chapter 8. The Social Life of a Quirky Kid: Finding Friends and Making Connections -- Part 3: The Science, the Medical Science, and the Pseudoscience of Quirky Kids -- Literary Glimpses -- What You Should Know -- Chapter 9. Therapies: Finding Help and Evaluating the Help You Find -- Chapter 10. Medications and the Quirky Child: Drugs, Doses, and Daily Routines -- Chapter 11. Medical Perspectives on the Quirky Child: Questions and Answers; Part 4: Looking Ahead -- Quirky Characters -- What You Should Know -- Chapter 12. Adolescence and Adulthood: Quirky Kids Grow Up -- Resources
Subject: Problem children.
Developmentally disabled children.
Child rearing.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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