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Parenting Traumatized Children with Developmental Differences

Parenting Traumatized Children with Developmental Differences

Sara McLean



Children who have encountered trauma early in life can experience real differences in their social and cognitive development. This comprehensive guide introduces what such developmental difference means, how it affects a child, and offers strategies to help support or alleviate problems that commonly arise.

Dr. McLean explains how children with developmental differences understand the world around them and offers easy to use techniques to help children with sensory and emotional regulation difficulties or delays in language, communication or memory development.

This book will provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to meet your own child's individual needs, and to help them to flourish.

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.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Parenting Traumatized Children with Developmental Differences by Dr. Sara McLean Cover
Acknowledgements 6
Introduction 7
Ch 1. Early Adversity and Developmental Difference 12
Ch 2. An Introduction to Normal Development 23
Ch 3. An Introduction to the Reasons for Challenging Behaviour 37
Ch 4. Developmental Difference in Sensory Regulation 62
Ch 5. Developmental Difference in Language and Communication 81
Ch 6. Developmental Difference in Emotional Regulation 99
Ch 7. Developmental Difference in Executive Functioning 113
Ch 8. Developmental Difference in Social Information Processing 133
Ch 9. Communicating About Your Child’s Developmental Difference to Others 144
Ch 10. Summary 155
About the Author 157
Resources 158
Appendix A 168
Appendix B 169
Appendix C 170
Subject Index 171
Author Index 174