Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been reading Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs (The Tavistock Clinic – Understanding Your Child) by Pamela Bartram (JKP Publishers)
An empathetic and useful book that supports parents of young children with special educational needs with key issues such as diagnosis, sleep, nursery, behaviour management and siblings.
It’s also a fantastic resource for professionals giving an insight into the challenges families of children with special educational needs face- hopefully enabling them to support families better.
What did we like about it?
- Written Style – I really enjoyed the way that Pamela Bartram writes. She comes across as highly knowleable but supportive and empathetic of families. She’s not pushing her advice or opinions on parents, but providing her own understanding entwined in real life family experiences.
- Topics Covered- The topics covered have been carefully chosen. They discuss the key areas that parents might need support with. Starting with Expectations and Birth- which I found extremely useful in providing a valuable insight into the emotions that families might feel/have felt.
- Concise– The advice is useful, easy to read and concise. Ideal for its audience of busy parents of children with special needs, who may not have very much time to sit down and read a book.