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The Child With Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth

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About the Course

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge for parents and clinicians who work with children and developmental disabilities to increase understanding and maximize potential. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. The authors integrate their award-winning research and clinical experience into a definitive guide to raising a child with special needs. In this essential work they lay out a complete, step-by-step approach for parents, educators, and others who work with developmental problems. Covering all kinds of disabilities—including autism, PDD, language and speech problems, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and ADHD—the authors offer a new understanding of the nature of these challenges and specific ways of helping all special needs children reach their full intellectual and emotional potential.

This course is based on the book, The Child With Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth created by Greenspan, Stanley, M.D., Weider, Serena, Ph.D., Simon, Robin (contributor)

Course Material Author

Greenspan, Stanley, M.D., Weider, Serena, Ph.D., Simon, Robin (contributor)

Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Science, and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School; a practicing child psychiatrist; and supervising psychoanalyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute in Washington, D.C. Previously chief of the Mental Health Study Center and director of the Clinical Infant Development Program at the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Greenspan is the author of more than 100 scholarly articles and chapters and author of 27 books. Serena Weider, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of infants and young children. Associate Editor of the Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders, she is on the faculty of the Infant Mental Health Program at the Washington (D.C.) School of Psychiatry and is a consultant, program director, and board member of Zero to Three: The National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. She has published widely in the professional literature, and conducted more than thirty major training workshops in the diagnosis and treatment of complex developmental problems.

Greenspan, Stanley, M.D., Weider, Serena, Ph.D., Simon, Robin (contributor) authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

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Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. to be able to develop the ability to move beyond the label in understanding the unique profile of each child with special needs
  2. to be able to develop an understanding of specific techniques to help the child reach key milestones and develop emotional, social, and intellectual capacities
  3. to be able to develop an increased understanding of the stresses and rewards of raising a child with special needs

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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

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The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

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There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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