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A Special Mother: Getting Through the Early Days of a Child's Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders

A Special Mother: Getting Through the Early Days of a Child's Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders

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"Something's Not Quite Right"

All mothers experience worries and fears about their children, but none can compare with the early days when a mother feels something's not quite right. Anne Ford knows the feeling. She's had it herself, having raised a daughter with severe learning disabilities, and has gone on to share experiences with others during her many years as a volunteer with the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

To bring comfort, support, and hard information to mothers-and fathers, too-in the early period surrounding the diagnosis, here is the book that Anne wishes she'd had years ago when she first received the news about her daughter and didn't know where to turn for the practical and emotional help she desperately needed.

Filled with essential advice and the voices of other mothers whose children have LD and related disorders such as Asperger's and ADHD, A Special Mother lets parents know they are not alone and that they can help their child to thrive. This invaluable book addresses such matters as:

  • Understanding Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders
  • What Should You Do First?
  • Interpreting Evaluation Results
  • Resolving Disputes
  • Special Fathers: They Are Out There
  • The Social Side of LD
  • Advocacy vs. Obsession
  • How Are You Doing?: Taking Care of Yourself


Product Details

    Author: Anne Ford, John-Richard Thompson, Judy Woodruff
    Publisher: Newmarket Press
    Hardcover: 205 pages
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1557048533
    ISBN-13: 9781557048530
    Product Dimensions: 9.03" l x 6.60" w x 1.40" h
    Shipping Weight: 1 pound



More About the Author

Anne Ford's previous books are the acclaimed memoir Laughing Allegra, about raising her severely learning-disabled daughter, and On Their Own: Creating an Independent Future for Your Adult Child with Learning Disabilities and ADHD. She served as Chairman of the Board of the National Center for Learning Disabilities from 1989 to 2001. The daughter of Henry Ford II, she lives in New York City and lectures widely on LD and ADHD issues.

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