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The Resource What about me? : growing up with a developmentally disabled sibling, Bryna Siegel and Stuart Silverstein ; foreword by Glen R. Elliott

What about me? : growing up with a developmentally disabled sibling, Bryna Siegel and Stuart Silverstein ; foreword by Glen R. Elliott

Label
What about me? : growing up with a developmentally disabled sibling
Title
What about me?
Title remainder
growing up with a developmentally disabled sibling
Statement of responsibility
Bryna Siegel and Stuart Silverstein ; foreword by Glen R. Elliott
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • How do families cope with the stressful aspects of raising a developmentally disabled child? There are over a million mentally impaired children in the United States, and another million children suffering from physical disorders or sensory handicaps
  • In What About Me?: Growing Up with a Developmentally Disabled Sibling, Dr. Siegel, a highly regarded developmental psychologist, and Dr. Silverstein, a respected pediatrician, compassionately address the issue of living with a neurologically impaired sibling. They offer an incisive guide to the psyche of siblings who must assume difficult tasks and burdens, and approach their subject from a variety of perspectives, including a poignant first-person account by Dr. Silverstein, himself the older brother of an autistic sibling; a fascinating view from Dr
  • Siegel based on clinical interviews with over 1000 families of different ethnic and social and educational backgrounds and their approaches to handicaps; a compelling review of research on family factors and adjustments of the nonimpaired siblings; an analysis of family coping and defenses patterned on the Adult Children of Alcoholics model; and a helpful chapter for adult siblings on the legal aspects of becoming one's "brother's keeper."
  • The authors also describe an interesting and clinically useful series of prototypical "roles" adopted by siblings in coping with a disabled brother or sister: the Parentified Child, the Withdrawn Child, the Acting-Out Child, and the Superachieving Child. To depict the psychological dynamics within the family, this book features vignettes of everyday situations that have presented problems caused by the inevitable adjustments and conflicts of living with a developmentally disabled child. There is also a helpful appendix of exercises for individuals, discussion groups, and parents of disabled children that explore the experiences of trying to cope with a handicapped child. What About Me? is a tremendously affecting book for siblings of disabled brothers or sisters, and for their parents, and a valuable resource for psychologists engaged in developmental or clinical study, teachers, social workers, marriage and family counselors, public health personnel, and psychotherapists
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DLC
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Siegel, Bryna
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1959-
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Silverstein, Stuart
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  • Developmentally disabled children
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Sibling Relations
Label
What about me? : growing up with a developmentally disabled sibling, Bryna Siegel and Stuart Silverstein ; foreword by Glen R. Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-278) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. A Personal Story -- Ch. 2. What Research Tells Us about the Brothers and Sisters of Developmentally Disabled Children -- Ch. 3. A Family's Adjustment to a Developmentally Disabled Child -- Ch. 4. Cultural, Religious, and Educational Factors Influencing Family Adjustment -- Ch. 5. Coping and Defending: Applying the Adult-Children-of-Alcoholics Model -- Ch. 6. The Parentified Child -- Ch. 7. The Withdrawn Child -- Ch. 8. The Acting-Out Child -- Ch. 9. The Superachieving Child -- Ch. 10. Promoting a Healthy Family Life -- Ch. 11. Legal Aspects of Becoming Your Brother's Keeper -- Appendixes: Discussion-Group and Support-Croup Materials and Topics for Individual Consideration
Control code
29702437
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780306446504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1580982
Label
What about me? : growing up with a developmentally disabled sibling, Bryna Siegel and Stuart Silverstein ; foreword by Glen R. Elliott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. A Personal Story -- Ch. 2. What Research Tells Us about the Brothers and Sisters of Developmentally Disabled Children -- Ch. 3. A Family's Adjustment to a Developmentally Disabled Child -- Ch. 4. Cultural, Religious, and Educational Factors Influencing Family Adjustment -- Ch. 5. Coping and Defending: Applying the Adult-Children-of-Alcoholics Model -- Ch. 6. The Parentified Child -- Ch. 7. The Withdrawn Child -- Ch. 8. The Acting-Out Child -- Ch. 9. The Superachieving Child -- Ch. 10. Promoting a Healthy Family Life -- Ch. 11. Legal Aspects of Becoming Your Brother's Keeper -- Appendixes: Discussion-Group and Support-Croup Materials and Topics for Individual Consideration
Control code
29702437
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780306446504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1580982

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