The Midwest Book Review: One Small Starfish

One Small Starfish
Anne Addison
Future Horizons
721 W. Abram St., Arlington, TX 76013
1885477872 $24.95 1-800-489-0727

One Small Starfish: A Mother’s Everyday Advice, Survival Tactics & Wisdom For Raising A Special Needs Child is the true story of Anne Addison, a mother who worked hard to raise a child diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Asperger’s Syndrome, and developmental delays, and sensory integration problems. Facing the formidable challenges of teaching a child who is constantly pulled onto paths only he understands, Addison mastered the basic necessities of familial survival and helped her son learn how to cope.

One Small Starfish is a 372-page compendium of practical, “parent friendly”, highly recommended observations and experiences from which the mothers and fathers of special needs children can draw information, advice, and hope. Addison’s son is currently a successful student in a typical fourth grade classroom and, as other boys his age, actively participates in sports, church choir, and music.

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