The Exceptional Parent

Exceptional Parent is a magazine providing practical information and guidance to parents of children and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. It was founded in 1971 and is published monthly by Psy-Ed Corp.Subjects include disabilities. The editor in chief is Rick Rader.

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 5, July-August

Bathroom Aids
BATHROOM AIDS Children are expected to learn to carry out the everyday personal care tasks of washing and toileting -- independently and privately in the bathroom. However, mastering these tasks can be difficult because: (1) bathrooms are usually...
"I Don't Know If Jim and I Can Continue to Live Together.' (Money Problems in the Family)
"I don't know if Jim and I can continue to live together." "I don't know if Jim and I can survive if we continue to live together." Mrs. Shea, a tall, slender woman in her early 30s, spoke quickly. "We're both much better when we are alone with our...
I'm an RN, Respiratory Therapist and Surgeon
I'm an RN, Respiratory Therapist and Surgeon I was standing by our daughter's hospital bed, talking in delicate terms about the possibility of her death with her doctor, who has become a personal friend through the more than two years she has been...
No Time for Jello: One Family's Experiences with the Doman-Delacato Patterning Program
No Time for Jello: One Family's Experiences with the Doman-Delacato Patterning Program We tried to decide if it was a mistake to have gone on the Institutes' program. If we had known about it and not done it, wouldn't we always have wondered if we...
Parenting Your Baby in the Hospital
Parenting Your Baby in the Hospital Only parents of neonates can understand how horrifying, scary and stress-producing your child's hospitalization can be. My son Alex was a neonate for nine and a half months at Loyola Medical Center in Chicago,...
Parents as "Health" Educators
Parents As "Health" Educators Parents have been and continue to be the major educators about children with disabilities and their families -- their "students" have been education and health care professionals, the media, the clergy, political leaders,...
Parents Helping Parents
Parents Helping Parents Parents have told us that they would have welcomed an opportunity, especially in the beginning, to meet another parent who had an older child with a similar disability. As one mother said: "If only I would have had somebody...
Serving the Underserved: Caring for People Who Are Both Old and Mentally Retarded
Serving The Underserved: Caring for People who are Both Old and Mentally Retarded One of the pleasures of advocating for and inventing services for previously underserved clients lies in the opportunity to think about ideal models. Clients who are...
Single Parenting: The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done
SINGLE PARENTING: I'd always dreamed of having children; of being a wife and of being a "mom." It was something I knew I'd be good at. I'd been taught to believe in "happily-ever-after," yet I was willing to be flexible and accept a less than perfect...
Toilet Training Carl
Toilet Training Carl I'm sure that one time or another, most of us have been told of our children's limitations. Whether physical or mental, their disabilities will keep them from achieving. So we were told. In our case, our son, Carl, was diagnosed...
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