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(p. 193) Handling Practical Issues
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Emily Papazoglou

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10.1093/med-psych/9780190081300.003.0005
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date: 08 July 2020

This chapter reviews practical issues that arise when raising a child with a developmental disorder. Answers are provided to common questions. This includes advice on how to capitalize on the power of praise, how to support your child getting a sufficient amount of sleep, and how to manage screen time. Safety issues are discussed including how to handle wandering behavior and the importance of proactively alerting emergency responders to your child’s needs. Options for participating in extracurricular activities are reviewed. Strategies for boosting independence in completing daily living skills, such as chores and self-care activities, are discussed.

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