Perri Klass, MD, FAAP, Eileen Costello, MD, FAAP
This classic, coauthored by New York Times columnist and pediatrician Dr. Perri Klass and Boston Medical Center's Chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics Dr. Eileen Costello, has been fully revised and updated to reflect the recent significant changes in the recognition and care of children whose development doesn’t go as expected. It includes new information about therapeutic interventions, managing co-morbidities, and getting support for children with developmental differences at school. Additional information included covers community resources and initiatives at hospitals and clinics that make life easier for children with developmental differences and their families.
The authors also offer a stronger focus on self-care for parents in this new edition, with the pediatrician’s perspective of supporting families as they go through the diagnostic process over time. The latest studies show that 1 in 6 children have a developmental disability of some kind—this guide is for the adults who love them and want to help them make their way in the world.
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Perri Klass, MD, FAAP
Perri Klass, MD, FAAP, writes the weekly column, “The Checkup” for The New York Times. She is Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University, practices pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital and is the National Medical Director of Reach Out and Read. She is the author of numerous books including Every Mother is a Daughter: the Neverending Quest for Success, Inner Peace, and a Really Clean Kitchen, which she coauthored with her mother, and Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor. She is a mother of three and lives in New York City.
Eileen Costello, MD, FAAP
Eileen Costello, MD, FAAP, is a clinical professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and the chief of ambulatory pediatrics at Boston Medical Center. She directs the pediatric primary care clinic and is medical director of the SOFAR (Supporting Our Families through Addiction and Recovery) program for children of mothers with substance use disorders. She lives in Jamaica Plain, MA.