Frequently Asked Questions
Kamala A. Ghaey MD, MPH, FAAP
Margolit H. Jankelow, MD
Uzma Muneer DO,MPH
Reshma Shah MD.
What To Expect:
Dr Jankelow has been in partnership with Dr. Ghaey since 1995. She is a Board certified pediatrician
Dr. Muneer has been at Kidz health since 2006. She is a board certified pediatrician.
Dr. Reshma Shah
Dr Reshma Shah has been with Kidz Health since 2006. She is a board certified pediatrician.
Books for Children with disabilities
BOOKS FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES:
AboutFace ( P.O. Box 458 , Crystal Lake , IL 60014 ; 1-888-486-1209). Booklets: Apert, Crouzon and Other Craniosynostosis; Making the Difference: Caring for the Newborn and Family Affected by Facial Disfigurement ? An Orientation Package for Health Care Providers ; Pamphlets: My Newborn Has a Facial Difference; You, Your Child and the Craniofacial Team . Agency offers education and moral support to families.
Batshaw, Mark and Yvonne Perret. Children with Disabilities: A Medical Primer . Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co. ( P.O. Box 10624 , 21285-0624), 1992. This sourcebook includes general and specific information on a variety of disabling conditions, including such facial differences as cleft lip and palate and Treacher Collins syndrome. Entire chapters address genetics and heredity, prenatal diagnosis and fetal growth, premature birth, technology assistance, feeding, dental care, hearing, language and communication, ethical dilemmas, and coping.
Bennett , Virginia , and Sheila Farnan. Feeding Young Children with Cleft Lip and Palate . St. Paul , MN : Minnesota Dietetic Association ( 1910 W. County Rd. B, Room 212, 55113), 1991. Non-medical illustrations accompany a comprehensive text on general nutrition information and special considerations for infants with clefts.
Berkowitz, Samuel. The Cleft Palate Story . Carol Stream , IL : Quintessence Publishing Co. ( 551 N. Kimberly Dr. , 60188-1881), 1994. This is a practical guide designed to allay parent anxieties by describing how cleft palates can be managed and a successful outcome facilitated. Includes information on the definition of a cleft palate, feeding, heredity of clefts, speech and hearing, dental problems, social and emotional issues, closing of the cleft and health care providers, insurance and support organizations.
Meyer, Donald (editor). Uncommon Fathers: Reflections on Raising a Child with a Disability. Bethesda MD : Woodbine House, 1995. Fathers of children with a variety of disabling conditions reflect on the emotions that go along with parenting a child with special needs, as well as on the many ways such parenthood has changed their lives.
Miller, Nancy. Nobody's Perfect: Living and Growing with Children Who Have Special Needs. Baltimore , MD : Brookes Publishing Co. ( Box 10624 , 21285-0624), 1994. This book was written by a social worker and a group of ?moms.? Parents' thoughts and strategies are outlined. A parent's story of the birth of her child with Pierre Robin malformation sequence is recounted.
New England SERVE. Paying the Bills: Tips for Families on Financing Health Care for Children with Special Needs. Boston , MA : New England SERVE (MA Health Research Institute, 101 Tremont St., Suite 812 , 02108), 1992. This booklet was written by parents who have children with special needs. It shares information and strategies for getting payment for children's health care and includes tips on how to make the system work.
Patrick Gets Hearing Aids . Available from Phonak, Inc., 850 E. Diehl Rd., P.O. Box 3017 , Naperville , IL 60566 . 1-800-777-7333; 708-505-7007. This beautifully illustrated children's book tells the story of Patrick, a bunny who can't hear well. He visits the audiologist, is tested, and fitted for hearing aids.
Peckinpah, Sandra Lee. Rosey?The Imperfect Angel . Westlake Village , CA.: Scholars Press (Dasan Productions, Inc. 4201 Hunt Club Lane , 91361), 1990. An illustrated fairy tale book in which an ?imperfect? angel with a cleft is chosen to journey to ?The Land Called Below.? The message is that there is beauty in imperfection. Suitable for children and adults
Books on Hospitalization
CHILDREN"S READING LIST:
A Hospital Story: An Open Family Book for Parents and Children Together
By Sara Bonnett Stein (Walker & Co., 1983)
A Visit to the Sesame Street Hospital
By Deborah Hautzig (Random House, 1985)
At the Hospital
By Amy Moses (Child's World, 1997)
Chris Gets Ear Tubes
By Betty Pace (Gallaudet University Press, 1995)
Curious George Goes to the Hospital
By Anne Civardi (EDC Publishing, 1994)
By Debbie Breslow
Let's Talk About Going to the Hospital
By Marianne Johnson (Powerkids Press, 1998)
The Hospital Scares Me
By Paula Z. Hogan (Raintree Children's Books, 1980)
Tubes in My Ears: My Trip to the Hospital
By Virginia Dooley (Mondo Publishing, 1996)
When Molly was in the Hospital: A Book for Brothers and Sisters of Hospitalized Children
By Debbie Duncan (Rave Productions, 1994)
Why am I Going to the Hospital?
By Claire Ciliotta and Carole Livingston (Lyle Stuart Inc., 1981)
General Pediatric Care for parents- Caring for your Child - AA Pediatric
Simple but comprehensive Parenting information by age.
Three series-0-5 years, 6-11 years, and adolescence
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