sample of Medical Issues resources


Allergies Diet & Nutrition Post Traumatic Stress
Anxiety/Depression General Childcare Prematurity
Attachment/Bonding Fetal alcohol Syndrome Sensory Integration
Attention Deficit Disorder Hearing Sleep Disorders
Autism Speech/Language Eye Problems
Cleft Palate Miscellaneous  


Allergies  (Top of listing)

The Allergy Self Help Cookbook Marjorie Hurt Jones RN (May 1992)

Gluten-free Cookery: The Complete Guide For Gluten-free Or Wheat-free Diets Peter Thomson (February 1996)

Outsmart Your Allergies: Understanding and Identifying the Triggers, Symptoms, and Solutions to Your Allergy Problems Dr. Art Ulene (December 1999)

Is This Your Child? Discovering & Treating Unrecognized Allergies  Doris J. Rapp, MD (September 1992)


Anxiety & Depression  (Top of listing)

The Anxious Parent: Freeing Yourself from the Fears and Stresses of Parenting Michael Schwartzman Ph.D.
Help For the Hopeless Child: A Guide For Families Dr. Ronald S. Federici (October 1998)
Help Me, I’m Sad: Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Childhood and Adolescent Depression David G. Fassler MD (October 1998)
KidStress: What Is It, How It Feels, How to Help Georgia Witkin Ph.D (January 1999)
Stress and Your Child: Helping Kids Cope With the Strains & Pressures of Life Bettie B. Youngs Ph.D. (April 1995)
Ties That Stress: The New Family Imbalance David Elkind Ph.D. (September 1995)
Tune Your Brain: Music to Manage Your Mind, Body & Mood Elizabeth Miles (October 1997)
Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn’t Teach You & Medication Can’t Give You Dr. Richard O’Conner (January 1999)
Your Anxious Child: Raising a Healthy Child in a Frightening World Mary Ann Shaw Ed.D. (November 1995)


Attachment & Bonding (Top of listing)

Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special Needs Kids: A Guide for Parents and Professionals  Gregory Keck Ph.D. and Regina Kupecky (May 1998)
Adoption & the Sexually Abused Child Joan McNamara and Bernard McNamara (June 1990)
Attachment In Preschool Years: Theory, Research, and Intervention Mark T.Greenberg, Dante Cicchetti and E. Mark Cummings (April 1993)
Becoming Attached: Unfolding the Mystery of the Infant-Mother Bond and Its Impact on Later Life Robert Karen
A Child’s Journey Through Placement Vera Falhberg MD  (November 1996)
Dialogue of Touch: Developmental Play Therapy Viola Brody (June 1997)
Don’t Touch My Heart: Healing the Pain of an Unattached Child Lynda G. Mansfield and Christopher Waldman
Every Child’s Birthright: In Defense of Mothering Slema Fraiberg (1977)
Facilitating Developmental Attachment: The Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children Daniel A. Hughes (June 1997)
Handbook for the Treatment of Attachment Trauma Problems in Children Beverly James (December 1994)
High Risk: Children Without a Conscience Dr. Ken Magid and Carole McKelvey (June 1990)
Holding Time: How to Eliminate Conflict, Temper Tantrums, and Sibling Rivalry and Raise Happy, Loving, Successful Children Martha Welsh MD (October 1989)
Limits of Hope: An Adoptive Mother's Story  Ann Kimble Loux (September 1997)
Mother-Infant Bonding: A Scientific Myth Diane Eyer  (August 1994)
On Becoming A Family: The Growth of Attachment T. Berry Brazelton M.D.
Play With Them: Theraplay Groups in the Classroom Phyllis B. Rubin (July 1989)
Separation: Strategies for Helping Two to Four Year Olds Kathe Jervis (June 1989)
Troubled Transplants: Unconventional Strategies for Helping Disturbed Foster and Adoptive Children Richard Delany and Frank Kunstal (1997)


Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD & ADHD)  (Top of listing)

ADD/ADHD Behavior - Change Resource Kit Grad L. Flick Ph.D. (January 1998)
The ADD Book: New Understanding, New Approaches to Parenting Your Child William Sears and Lynda Thompson (March 1998)
Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception Thom Hartmann (October 1997)
The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five 'Difficult' Types of Children Stanley Greenspan, Jacqueline Salmon (September 1996)
Dancing in the Rain: Stories of Exceptional Progress by Parents of Children with Special Needs   Annabel Stehli (November 1995)
The Difficult Child Stanley Turecki MD (November 1989)
Dr. Larry Silver’s Advice to Parents on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Larry B. Silvers MD (August 1999)
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood Edward M. Hallowell MD and John J. Ratey MD  (March 1995)
Eagle Eyes: A Child’s View of Attention Deficit Disorder Jeanne Gehret (March 1996)
Help4 High School  Kathleen Nadeau Ph.D. (October 1998)
It’s Nobody’s Fault: New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and their Parents Harold S. Koplewicz MD (October 1997)
Jumpin’ Johnny Get Back to Work!: A Child's Guide to Adha/Hyperactivity  Michael Gordon Ph.D. (December 1991)
Keys to Parenting a Child with Attention Deficit Disorder Francine McNamara, Barry McNamara (May 1993)
Learning to Slow Down & Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About Add Kathleen Nadeau, Ellen B. Dixon (October 1997)
Living with the Active, Alert Child: Groundbreaking Strategies for Parents Linda Budd (May 1993)
My Brother’s A World Class Pain: A Sibling’s Guide to ADHD/Hyperactivity Michael Gordon Ph.D. (February 1992)
Otto Learns About His Medicine: A Story About Medication for Children with Adhd Matthew Galvin MD (October 1995)
Parenting the Fussy Baby and High Need Child: Everything You Need to Know From Birth to Age Five William Sears, Martha Sears  (September 1996)
Power Parenting for Children with ADD/ADHD: A Practical Parent's Guide for Managing Difficult Behaviors Grad L. Flick, Harvey Parker (May 1996)
Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic Mary Sheedy Kurchina (September 1992)
Right Brained Child in a Left Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD Child Jeffrey Freed,  Laurie Parsons (October 1998)
Shelley, the HyperActive Turtle Deborah M. Moss (November 1989)
Solving the Puzzle of Your Hard to Raise Child William G. Crook, Laura Stevens (1987)
Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents Russell Barkley (December 1995)
Understanding ADHD: The Definitive Guide to Attention Deficit Christoper Green,  Kit Chee (October 1998)
You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: A Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder Kate Kelly, Peggy Ramundo (January 1996)
Your Hyperactive Child: A Parent’s Guide to Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder Barbara Ingersoll Ph.D. (June 1988)


Autism  (Top of listing)

Autism: Identification, Education & Treatment Dianne Berkell Zager (September 1999)
Emergence: Labeled Autistic Temple Grandin (September 1996)
Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family’s Triumph Over Autism Catherine Maurice (August 1994)
The Mozart Effect: Tapping the Powers of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind and Unlock the Creative Spirit Don Campbell (October 1997)
Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism Donna Williams (April 1995)
Special Diets For Special Kids Lisa Lewis (January 1998)


Cleft Palate (Top of listing)

A Parent's Guide to Cleft Lip and Palate Karlind T. Moller, Clark D. Starr, Sylvia A. Johnson (February 1990)


Diet & Nutrition (Top of listing)

Smart Food: Diet and Nutrition for Maximum Brain Power  Arthur Winter, Ruth Winter (April 1999)
Making Bag Lunches, Snacks and Desserts Using the Dietary Guidelines USDA Human Nutrition Information Service (April 1989)
Superfoods: Allergy Recipes Marjorie Hurt Jones (April 1990)
Yale Guide to Children’s Nutrition William Tamorland, Janet Z. Weiswasser, Teresa Fung, Jane E. Brody (April 1997)
The Yeast Connection Handbook William G. Crook  (January 1999)


General Child Care (Top of listing)

Dr. Spock's Baby & Child Care Benjamin Spock, Stephen J. Parker, Sharon Scotland (June 1998)
The Baby Checkup Book: A Parents Guide to Well Baby Care Sheilah Hillman (1982)
Caring for Your Baby & Child: Birth to Age Five  Steven P. Shelov, Robert Hannemann (July 1998)
Everyday Pediatrics For Parents: A Thoughtful Guide for Today's Families Elmer R. Grossman  (October 1996)
The First Twelve Months of Life: Your Baby's Growth Month by Month Frank Caplan, Theresa Caplan (July 1995)
Guide to Your Child’s Symptoms Donald Schiff, Steven Shelov (January 1997)
The Holistic Pediatrician: A Parent's Comprehensive Guide to Safe and Effective Therapies for the 25 Most Common Childhood Ailments Kathi J. Kemper  (May 1996)
Infant Massage: A Handbook For Loving Parents Vimala Schneider McClure (September 1989)
The Growth of the Mind: And the Endangered Origins of Intelligence Stanley Greenspan (September 1998)
Normal Children Have Problems Too: How Parents Can Understand and Help Stanley Turecki   (November 1995)
Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year Anne LaMott (May 1994)
The Parent’s When Not to Worry Book  Richard Behrstock, Barry Trubo (1983)
The Pocket Pediatrician: 650 Tips on Caring for Kids Michael LaCombe  (April 1997)
Smart Medicine For A Healthier Child: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Natural and Conventional Treatments for Infants and Children Robert Rountree, Janet Zund (September 1994)
Touchpoints, the Essential Reference: Your Child’s Emotional & Behavioral Development T. Terry Brazelton (March 1994)
Your Baby & Child: From Birth to Age Five Penelope Leach (Novemeber 1997)
Your Child’s Growing Mind: A Guide to Learning and Brain Development from Birth to Adolescence Jane Healy (August 1994)

Your Child’s Health: The Parents' Guide to Symptoms, Emergencies, Common Illnesses, Behavior, and School Problems Barton Scmitt  (September 1991)


Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS & FAE) (Top of listing)

The Broken Cord Michael Dorris, Louise Erdrich (November 1990)
Fantastic Antone Succeeds!: Experiences in Educating Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Judith Kleinfeld, Sioban Westcott (August 1993)
Reaching Out to Children with FAS/FAE: A Handbook for Teachers, Counselors, and Parents Who Live and Work with Children Affected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diane Davis (June 1994)


Hearing (Top of listing)

Choices In Deafness: A Parents' Guide to Communication Options  Sue Schwartz (November 1996)
The Cued Speech Resource Book For Parents Of Deaf Children Orien Cornett,   Mary Elise Daisey


Speech and Language (Top of listing)

Auditory Processes Pam Gillette (January 1993)

The Communicatively Disordered Child  KW McCartan

Language Disorders/Language Development Bloom & Lahey (1988)

Teach Your Child to Talk: A Parent’s Guide David Pushaw


Miscellaneous (Top of listing)

Beyond Antibiotics: Healthier Options for Families Michael  Lendon Schmidt (July 1994)

A Child In Pain: How To Help, What To Do Leora Kuttner (April 1996)

The Child With Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth Stanley Greenspan (January 1998)

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child Joan Declaire, John Gottman, Daniel Goleman (August 1998)

Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness  Broda Barnes

It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health Robie H. Harris (February 1996)

The American Pharmaceutical Association Parent’s Guide to Childhood Medications Andrea Pierce  (February 1997)

Super Immunity for Kids  Leo Galland, Dian Dincin Buchman (September 1989)

Too Tall? Too Short? Too Fat? Too Thin?  Alan M. Schindler (January 1989)

Two Worlds of Childhood: U.S. and U.S.S.R. Urie Bronfenbrenner (1970)

The What’s Happening to My Body Book?: Book for Girls  Lynda Madaras (November 1987)

The What's Happening to My Body?: Book for Boys  Lynda Madaras (December 1987)
Working With Emotional Intelligence Daniel Goleman (October 1998 )

Working With Emotional Intelligence Daniel Goleman (audio) (November 1998)


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Top of listing)

Children, Youth and Violence Joy D. Osofsky, Peter Scharf  (August 1998)

Compassion Fatigue: Coping With Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder In Those Who Treat the Traumatized Charles  Figley (May 1995)

The Development of Defense Mechanisms: Theory, Research, and Assessment Pheve Cramer

I Can’t Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors Aphrodite Matsakis (November 1996)

Splintered Reflections: Images of the Body In Trauma Jean M. Goodwin & Reina Attias (May 1999)

Memory Of Childhood Trauma: A Clinician’s Guide to the Literature Susan L. Reviere, John Briere (June 1996)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Victim’s Guide to Healing & Recovery Raymond B. Flannery Jr.(January 1995)

Psychological Trauma  Bessel A.  Van der Kolk (January 1987)

Recovering From the War: A Woman’s Guide to Helping Your Vietnam Vet, Your Family, & Yourself Patricia  Mason (April 1998)

Strong At the Broken Places: Overcoming the Trauma Of Childhood Abuse Linda T. Sanford, (1990)

Trauma & Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror Judith Lewis Herman  (1992)

Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience On Mind, Body & Society Bessel A.Van der Kolk, Alexander McFarlane & Lars Ewisaeth (March 1999)


Prematurity (Top of listing)

Newborn Intensive Care: What Every Parent Needs to Know Janette Zaichkin (September 1996)

The Premature Baby Book: A Parent’s Guide to Coping & Caring In the First Years Helen Harrison, Ann Kositsky (July 1983)

Your Premature Baby: Everything You Need to Know About Childbirth, Treatment & Parenting Frank Manginello, Theresa Foy Digeronimo (March 1998)


Sensory Integration (Top of listing)

The New Language of Toys: Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Speical Needs: A Guide for Parents Sue Schwartz,  Joan E. Heller Miller (April 1996)

Movement is Fun: A Preschool Movement Program Susan Young (April 1988)

The Out of Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Disorder Carol Stock Kranowitz, Larry B. Silver (March 1998)

Senseabilities, Understanding Sensory Integration Maryann Trott, Susan Winndock, Marci Laurel (June 1993)

Sensory Integration & the Child A. Jean Ayres (December 1979)

Sensory Motor Handbook: A Guide for Implementing and Modifying Activities in the Classroom Julie Bissell, Jean Fisher, Carol Owens & Patricia Polcyn (February 1998)

Unlocking the Mystery of Sensory Dysfunction  Elizabeth Anderson, Pauline Emmons (April 1996)


Sleep Disorders (Top of listing)

Guide to Better Sleep/The American Medical Association Lynne Lambert (1984)

The Complete Book of Sleep Diane Hales (1980)

Crisis Dreaming: Using Your Dreams to Solve Your Problems Rosalind Cartwright, Lynne Lamberg (1993)

Get A Good Night’s Sleep Katherine Albert (July 1999)

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child Marc Weissbluth (April 1999)

Helping Your Child Through the Night Joanne Cuthbertson, Susie Schevill (March 1985)

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems Richard Ferber (April 1986)

Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep William Sears (July 1999)

Pediatric Sleep Medicine Stephen Sheldon, Jean-Paul Spire, Howard Levy (February 1992)

Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program that Prepares Your Mind for Peak Performance James B. Maas, Megan Wherry, David Axelrod, Barbara Hogan (January 1999)

The Sleep Book for Tired Parents  Becky Huntley (May 1991)

Waking Up Dry: How to End Bedwetting Forever M. Scharf (1986 )

Winning Bedtime Battles: Gettin Your Children Ages 2-10 to Sleep Charles Schaefer, Theresa Foy  DiGeronimo (1991)

The World of Children’s Sleep: Parent’s Guide to Understanding Children & Their Sleep Problems Alexander Z. Golbin (1995)

Your Child’s Dreams Patricia Garfield (1984)


Strabismus and Other Eye Problems (Top of listing)

Classroom Collaboration Phillida Salmon, Hilary Claire

Your Child’s Vision: A Parent's Guide to Seeing, Growing, and Developing   Richard S. Kavner

Solutions Access Technologies For People Who Are Blind   Espinala

Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness John M.Hull



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