Victoria Dawson is an experienced special educational needs teacher. She has worked with children with a range of issues both in a school environment and in her own private practice. She writes in the national press about issues relating to special educational needs and has also authored a number of books on the subject.
Antonia Chitty is the author of many health and parenting books, with a focus on special needs and disability. She is an experienced health journalist and writes on a range of medical issues.
The Journey Through Assessment
Are you worried that there is something wrong with your child?
Many parents have concerns about their child’s development, and going through the process of assessment and diagnosis can be stressful. If you believe that there is something wrong with your child, but have yet to get a diagnosis, this book is for you.
The Journey Through Assessment will help you through the period of uncertainty when you have to negotiate healthcare and education services. Compiled after extensive research and interviews with parents, it will help you navigate the processes necessary to gain access to the care that your child needs.
Discover what might happen during the process, and get practical tips from experts, plus read what has worked for other parents in similar situations so you feel less stressed, less isolated and are more able to help your child on the journey through assessment.
Children with special needs and disabilities may have accompanying issues with food and eating. This practical guide for parents will help navigate this often difficult terrain.
In typically developing children, eating problems are relatively common, affecting 20–40% of children. In children with special educational needs and disabilities, eating problems can be even more common; they can be severe and can take many different forms.
Anyone who has a child between the ages of two and nineteen with an additional need and a food or eating difficulty will find this book useful. Discover the origins of how we eat, and get practical tips from experts, plus read what has worked for other parents in similar situations.