1. Introduction

  1. Linda L. Eddy
  1. Linda L. Eddy

Published Online: 20 SEP 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118783290.ch1

Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and their Families

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

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 SEP 2013
  2. Published Print: 12 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813820828

Online ISBN: 9781118783290

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Keywords:

  • children;
  • developmental disabilities;
  • healthcare professionals

Summary

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.