Parenting a child with difficulties in learning caused by trauma

Hurley, Anne and Grace, Kathleen (2021) Parenting a child with difficulties in learning caused by trauma. Parenting Matters Series . CoramBAAF, London. ISBN 978 1 913384 14 2

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Children who are looked after or adopted may experience varieties of learning difficulties that are caused by the trauma and disruptive relationships that marked their early lives. These difficulties may exist not just in education, but also in social skills, in children’s ability to relate and attach to others, and to absorb new information. For parents and carers of these children who are seeking to help them manage or overcome these difficulties, it is imperative that the past informs the present – to relate this early trauma to the child’s difficulties now, and to use this knowledge to inform healing and development for the child. This new title in the Parenting Matters series provides authoritative, clinical guidance for carers and adopters on why these learning difficulties can occur and what can be done about them. In straightforward language, it explains how children’s difficult early experiences can affect their learning; the importance of play to being able to learn; how to understand what the child is experiencing and why, and how carers and parents can help. In the second half of the book, an adopter who has been affected by this issue explores what it is like to live with affected children, and what did and did not work for them. This book is part of CoramBAAF’s Parenting Matters series which explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Adoption & Fostering- Psychology
Families > Parent Child Relations/Parenthood
Learning & Education > Learning & Education in Psychology
Learning & Education > Special Needs Education
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services

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