Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn't Fit In- When to Worry and When Not to Worry
Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345451439, 402pp.
Publication Date: August 31, 2004
Klass and Costello illuminate the confusing list of terms often applied to quirky children from Asperger's syndrome and nonverbal learning disability to obsessive-compulsive behavior and sensory integration dysfunction. The authors also discuss various therapy options, coping strategies, and available medications. Most of all, they will help quirky kids lead rich, fulfilling lives at home, at school, even on the playground.
“Every parent of a ‘quirky kid’ needs this book.”
–T. BERRY BRAZELTON, M.D.
“A WISE AND PROFOUNDLY COMFORTING BOOK.”
–MICHAEL THOMPSON, Ph.D., coauthor of Raising Cain
“A superb, original, hugely needed book . . . The first and the definitive guide to understanding these marvelous kids. Free of jargon, full of facts and wisdom and practical advice.”
–EDWARD M. HALLOWELL, M.D., coauthor of Driven to Distraction
“As I read this wonderful and helpful book, I kept nodding in agreement: ‘Yes, this is right, this is good, very true!’ Parents and pediatricians need this book. A+.”
–CAROL STOCK KRANOWITZ, M.A., author of The Out-of-Sync Child
“Terrific . . . Thoroughly researched . . . An exceptional resource for anyone working to provide the best care for children with special needs.”
–The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
“Highly recommended . . . Practical, compassionate, and thorough.”
–Library Journal (starred review)