- Linda L. Eddy
Published Online: 20 SEP 2013
Copyright © 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and their Families
How to Cite
Eddy, L. L. (2013) Introduction, in Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and their Families (ed L. L. Eddy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118783290.ch1
- Published Online: 20 SEP 2013
- Published Print: 12 APR 2013
Print ISBN: 9780813820828
Online ISBN: 9781118783290
- developmental disabilities;
- healthcare professionals
This is the introductory chapter of Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Their Families: A Handbook for Healthcare Professionals, which aims at providing a resource that is easily accessible to clinicians from a variety of disciplines, and that offers concrete, practical suggestions for caring for children with physical, sensory, developmental, communication, and social/emotional challenges. This text is likely to be of benefit to professionals from the fields of nursing, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, among others. The first set of chapters in this handbook examine common features of a variety of physical, sensory, and developmental disabilities. The second set focuses on specific interventions addressing differences common to children with a variety of special needs. The last set of chapters broaden the scope to inform clinicians about crosscutting issues affecting children with disabilities in a variety of settings.