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Reading your baby’s cues

View the list and use it as a guide to help you in interpreting your baby’s messages. Baby cues are grouped into two categories: stable cues, which tell you that your baby likes what is happening or that your baby is comfortable and ready for interaction, and stress cues, which tell you that your baby does not like what is happening and is uncomfortable. Read More

Toilet training

This chapter describes in detail how to toilet train your child with special needs. The importance of record keeping is discussed, and several sample record sheets are included. Read More

Financial planning for special needs families: Steps to take at key stages

When you have a family member with special needs, you have to plan for all of the same life stages as everyone else–buying a house, raising children, planning for college, saving for retirement–but you also have other factors to consider. Be sure to take these steps at critical junctures in the process to ensure your own financial security as well as the future of your child. Read More

Q&A on Nursing Care for Individuals with IDD

Read this author interview to learn what distinguishes nursing care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and why there is a decline in educational opportunities for nurses who wish to specialize in this field. Read More