Silent Child

Author: Sarah A. Denzil

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542722827

Category:

Page: 416

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In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later, Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life. She's married, pregnant, and in control again... ... until Aiden returns. Too traumatized to speak, he raises endless questions and answers none. Only his body tells the story of his decade-long disappearance. The historic broken bones and injuries cast a mere glimpse into the horrors Aiden has experienced. Aiden never drowned. Aiden was taken. As Emma attempts to reconnect with her now teenage son, she must unmask the monster who took him away from her. But who, in their tiny village, could be capable of such a crime? It's Aiden who has the answers, but he cannot tell the unspeakable. This dark and disturbing psychological novel will appeal to fans of The Widow and The Butterfly Garden.
Education

The Silent Child

Communication Without Words

Author: Jeanne Magagna

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1855755181

Category: Education

Page: 366

View: 423

The Silent Child describes a way of understanding and communicating with children who are not speaking, but rather using their bodies and somatic symptoms to express states of mind. Jeanne Magagna has worked for 45 years trying to find ways of helping these children, varying in age and symptoms. Using infant observation methods of understanding primitive states of mind expressed through gestures of eyes, hands, body posture, she has worked in in-patient or out-patient settings with contributors: a group of psychiatrists, psychologists, family and child psychotherapists, physiotherapists, nurses, therapeutic care workers, teachers, parents' groups and work discussion seminar members in out-patient and in-patient settings. In their chapters, the professionals and a parent show how they use their observation, empathy and countertransference experiences to promote understanding in the silent child and his/her parents and siblings. This book is particularly important for mental health professionals, teachers and parents who are encountering "a child communicating without words". It will assist them in being curious and nurturing rather than paralyzed by the experience of having to think without the child's verbal response. Contributors: Jeanne Magagna, Nancy L. Bakalar, Melanie Bladen, Sarah Dixon, Alex Dubinsky, Jo Guiney, Bryan Lask, Natalie Le Clézio, Tara Pepper-Goldsmith, Cynthia Rousso, Ankur Sharma, Michelle Scott, Naomi Simon, David Wood, Charlotte Wormald.
Poetry

Kiss of God

The Wisdom of a Silent Child

Author: Marshall Stewart Ball

Publisher: Hci

ISBN: 9781558747432

Category: Poetry

Page: 205

View: 3282

Presents a collection of inspirational poems and observations by a thirteen-year-old boy who is physically and mentally disabled.
Juvenile Fiction

Child of the Silent Night

Author: Edith Fisher Hunter

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395068359

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 124

View: 2584

The story of a blind and deaf child who was taught by the Perkins Institute to make herself understood.
Fiction

The Silent Children

Author: Amna K. Boheim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1784625167

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2731

‘As I studied the photograph more closely, I homed in on the boy’s expression. He looked whitewashed with fear.’ Vienna, 1938: Something’s amiss at the home of young Annabel Albrecht and it’s got nothing to do with the Nazis. First, her favourite maid Eva disappears, then her friend Oskar. What’s worse, her mother is taken away, leaving Annabel to fend for herself. London 2004: Max receives a letter from his dying and estranged mother, Annabel, who requests his help. Following their last argument he has no desire to contact her. But his curiosity is piqued by the black and white photograph she had enclosed: a disturbing image of his mother and forgotten childhood friend, Oskar Edelstein, taken in Vienna, 1938. Stranger still are the words, ‘you knew’, scrawled on its reverse. The photograph and the message, are, his mother writes, part of the reason for her distance towards him. She wants him to find Oskar... The photograph haunts him following his mother’s death – and there’s something about her old house in Vienna that’s not quite right. As much as Max wants to stay away, he can’t, as he uncovers his mother’s long-buried past and the secrets preserved by Annabel’s missing friends. But as Max is to discover, some children can never be completely silenced. Is he haunted by ghosts or by guilt, and will he ever escape? The Silent Children is a gripping tale of tragedy and revenge, a modern-day ghost story that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
Psychology

The Silent Child

Exploring the World of Children who Do Not Speak

Author: Laurent Danon-Boileau

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198237860

Category: Psychology

Page: 188

View: 7733

'Danon-Boileau offers some useful thoughts on how language is acquired, the relationship between speaking, reading and writing and the importance of each, and some interesting ways of reaching children with these problems' -Times Higher Education Supplement
Biography & Autobiography

Eye Can Write

A memoir of a child’s silent soul emerging

Author: Jonathan Bryan

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911600796

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 323

Can you imagine not being able to speak or communicate? The silence, the loneliness, the pain. But, inside you disappear to magical places, and even meet your best friend there. However, most of the time you remain imprisoned within the isolation. Waiting, longing, hoping. Until someone realises your potential and discovers your key, so your unlocking can begin. Now you are free, flying like a wild bird in the open sky. A voice for the voiceless. Jonathan Bryan has severe cerebral palsy, a condition that makes him incapable of speech or voluntary movement. He was locked inside his own mind, aware of the outside world but unable to fully communicate with it until he found a way by using his eyes to laboriously choose individual letters, and through this make his thoughts known. In Eye can Write, we read of his intense passion for life, his mischievous sense of fun, his hopes, his fears and what it's like to be him. This is a powerful book from an incredible young writer whose writing ability defies age or physical disability - a truly inspirational figure. Foreword by Michael Morpurgo
Religion

Silent Grief

Miscarriage - Child Loss Finding Your Way Through the Darkness

Author: Clara Hinton

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614580758

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 5955

But now that he is Dead, Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him but he will not return to me (2 Samuel 12:23) Almost 200,000 couples in America each year suffer through the tragedy of miscarriage. And that statistic only tells us about first trimester miscarriages. The emotional pain of longer-term miscarriages, and the untold numbers of mothers and fathers who keep silent about their hurt, make this form of child loss especially cruel. But in Silent Grief, author Clara Hinton brings a clear message of hope through the cold mourning. Writing of her own grief, and interviewing scores of women and men, she offers not pat answers, but instead show us this: You are not alone. Additionally, the author touches the tears of other forms of child loss: stillbirth, missing children, and adult children who succumb to accident or illness. The moving, honest responses to these interviews tells the reader that through the tears and rage and awful silence, God still loves us and knows our children intimately. King David knew this. He knew that one day he would reunited with his child.
Biography & Autobiography

Ana's Voice

When God Speaks Through a Silent Child

Author: Randy Jessen

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1420891707

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

View: 6510

A Spirit of One is a unique and rare book of an American Indian tribe-the Caddo. The Caddo tribe dominated mid-America both socially and politically. This book reaches deep into the past history of the Caddo, and emphasizes the ways of the Caddo's social order, law, history and philosophy, and for the first time brings out cultural aspects unknown about the Caddo. The author descends from a hereditary line of Chiefs of the Oat Family, and is also a 1989 graduate from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in History and Political Science.
Juvenile Fiction

Silent to the Bone

Author: E.L. Konigsburg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442439733

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2344

Connor is sure his best friend, Branwell, couldn't have hurt Branwell's baby half sister, Nikki. But Nikki lies in a coma, and Branwell is in a juvenile behavioral center, suspected of a horrible crime and unable to utter the words to tell what really happened. Connor is the only one who might be able to break through Branwell's wall of silence. But how can he prove Branwell didn't commit the unspeakable act of which he's accused — when Branwell can't speak for himself?
Education

Beautiful Child

Author: Torey L. Hayden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442004450

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 9739

The author of One Child follows the story of special-needs child Venus, a seven-year-old girl who refused to speak, describing her teacher's efforts to connect with and help her. Reprint.
Fiction

The Stranger Inside

Author: Jennifer Jaynes

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477817919

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4323

In this tautly crafted tale of psychological suspense, a recently widowed mother resorts to the unthinkable to protect her shattered family. But does she go too far? After mystery author Diane Christie loses her husband to suicide, she and her son move to the small coastal town of Fog Harbor, Massachusetts. Her daughter is attending college nearby, and Diane hopes that her family can now begin to heal. But rebuilding their lives after the tragedy isn’t so simple. Diane’s depressed college-age daughter, Alexa, still avoids her, critical of everything Diane does, and even her generally amiable teenage son, Josh, has started acting out. Diane pushes forward, focusing on her writing and her volunteer work at a local crisis hotline. She knows that healing takes time. But just when the glow of new love from an attractive admirer begins to chase away some of the darkness, a girl from Alexa’s college is found strangled. Worse still, the murderer uses the crisis hotline to confess to Diane…and he claims that she is the only one who can stop the killings. As more girls turn up dead, Diane races to solve a mystery she fears will hit terrifyingly close to home.
Family & Relationships

The Silent Garden

Raising Your Deaf Child

Author: Paul W. Ogden

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

ISBN: 9781563680588

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 313

View: 9468

Offers parents of the deaf advice for communicating with their children, selecting schools, considering professional help, and evaluating technological options
Biography & Autobiography

Silent Child to a Woman with a Voice

Author: Jean Stevens

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1683488997

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 3952

“Sometimes our gut instincts are not just a feeling that something is not right. It can be an actually warning sign to beware of consequences that may follow a certain decision.” Raised in a dysfunctional home lead Jean Stevens down a path of many mistakes. Her life as a child was filled with secrets, nightmares and fear. She never received the love and acceptance as a child she always craved. When she found love after she moved from Houston to Louisiana she had to leave it behind and move back to Houston. It was because of another dysfunctional situation she found herself in. Life in Houston for this small town minded girl was filled with one mistake and regret after another. She was too trusting of others. Without the proper guidance for her to mature into a well-rounded adult, her lack of maturity carried into her young adulthood. Jean learned many of life’s lessons through the mistakes she made. Not trusting her gut instincts was one of the things she struggled with through so much of her life. She finally broke away from the co-dependent relationships she always settled for. With God’s help Jean began to believe in herself and saw the positive changes in her life she always hoped for.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Kiss of God (20th Anniversary Edition)

The Wisdom of a Silent Child

Author: Marshall Stewart Ball

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682613100

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 874

The awesome and inspiring bestseller, now in a revised 20th anniversary edition. Marshall Ball brings love to all through the words he wrote as a silent child, and as an adult teacher. The public first noticed Marshall Ball, a handicapped, nonverbal, child prodigy writer and thinker, in 1999 when he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. His mesmerizing thoughts and words touched millions and have continued to inspire many, including Chris Martin of Coldplay. This 20th anniversary revised edition of Kiss of God is sure to enchant and inspire readers. It features more than a dozen new thoughts and poems Marshall has written since it was first published and includes an introduction by Chris Martin. This is a book you will want to keep and share.
Literary Criticism

Chaucer and the Child

Author: Eve Salisbury

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137436379

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

View: 7680

This book addresses portrayals of children in a wide array of Chaucerian works. Situated within a larger discourse on childhood, Ages of Man theories, and debates about the status of the child in the late fourteenth century, Chaucer’s literary children—from infant to adolescent—offer a means by which to hear the voices of youth not prominently treated in social history. The readings in this study urge our attention to literary children, encouraging us to think more thoroughly about the Chaucerian collection from their perspectives. Eve Salisbury argues that the child is neither missing in the late Middle Ages nor in Chaucer’s work, but is,rather, fundamental to the institutions of the time and central to the poet’s concerns.
Fiction

The Quiet Child

A Novel

Author: John Burley

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062431862

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3810

From the award-winning author of The Absence of Mercy, comes a gripping and darkly psychological novel about family, suspicion, and the price we are willing to pay to protect those we love the most. It’s the summer of 1954, and the residents of Cottonwood, California, are dying. At the center of it all is six-year-old Danny McCray, a strange and silent child the townspeople regard with fear and superstition, and who appears to bring illness and ruin to those around him. Even his own mother is plagued by a disease that is slowly consuming her. Sheriff Jim Kent, increasingly aware of the whispers and rumors surrounding the boy, has watched the people of his town suffer—and he worries someone might take drastic action to protect their loved ones. Then a stranger arrives, and Danny and his ten-year-old brother, Sean, go missing. In the search that follows, everyone is a suspect, and the consequences of finding the two brothers may be worse than not finding them at all.
Biography & Autobiography

Because I Love You

The Silent Shadow of Child Sexual Abuse

Author: Joyce Allan

Publisher: Joyce Allan

ISBN: 9780966891942

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 584

Confronted in midlife with a devastation discovery about her father's most secret life as a paedophile, Joyce Allan, a psychiatric nurse/therapist, traces the history of sexual abuse across five generations of her family. Providing the unique insight into the value systems that perpetuate child sexual abuse within families, churches, and society, this memoir describes how silence itself creates the 'ecology of sexual abuse'. Compassionately and skilfully written, it is particularly useful for victims of sexual abuse, family and friends of a victim, or even the family and friends of the perpetrator.
Fiction

The Silent Children

A serial killer thriller with a twist

Author: Carol Wyer

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813270

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 8468

Juvenile Fiction

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Author: Brian Selznick

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 1407166573

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 534

View: 7614

ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.