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ISBN13: 9780380542628
ISBN10: 0380542625
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Six year old Sheila had been abandoned by her mother on a highway when she was four. A survivor of horrific abuse, she never spoke, never cried, and was placed in a class for severely retarded children after committing an atrocious act of violence against another child. Everyone thought Sheila was beyond salvation, - except her teacher, Torey Hayden. With patience, skill, and abiding love, she fought long and hard to release a haunted little girl from her secret nightmare - and nurture the spark of genius she recognized trapped within Sheila's silence. This is the remarkable story of their journey together - an odyssey of hope, courage and inspiring devotion that opened the heart and mind of one lost child to a new world of discovery and joy. Torey Hayden deserves the kind of respect I can't give many people. She isn't just valuable, she's incredible. The world needs more like Torey Hayden. - Boston Globe

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Hayden recounts her battle to uncover the keen intelligence and touch the emotions of a troubled, sexually molested six-year-old girl who abused a younger child and was placed in her class for retarded preadolescents while awaiting space in a state institution.

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Finally, a beginning . . .

The time had finally come. The time I had been waiting for through all these long months that I knew sooner or later had to occur. Now it was here.

She had surprised me so much by actually crying that for a moment I did nothing but look at her. Then I gathered her into my arms, hugging her tightly. She clutched onto my shirt so that I could feel the dull pain of her fingers digging into my skin. She cried and cried and cried. I held her and rocked the chair back and on its rear legs, feeling my arms and chest get damp from the tears and her hot breath and the smallness of the room.

About the Author

Torey Hayden is an educational psychologist and a former special education teacher who, since 1979, has chronicled her struggles in the classroom in a succession of bestselling books. She currently lives and writes in North Wales, U.K., with her husband and daughter.

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elizabeth_prfftt, October 25, 2006 (view all comments by elizabeth_prfftt)
i realy love this book it speaks stright to my heart one child is a story of a girl that had been though alot just like me so this book is a minny story like mine and hers was a lot worse than mine this book is a moveing insperation to me i have to say that i love this book and would recamend it to any one and it realy touched me to the point here i cryed about the life kids have to go though even with their moms and dads I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!
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Munson1, August 12, 2006 (view all comments by Munson1)
My daughter teaches grade school children and she is also studying in the law enforcement field and has 2 years before going into juvenile law, counceling, probation.
A friend of my daughters who is also a teacher and is studying into the Addministrative part of a school read the book "One Child" and both her and my daughter thought the book was wonderful
We can't remember what town it was that it took place in and what ever became of the young girl??

Thank You for your time and any information you can give us.

Nancy M.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380542628
Author:
Hayden, Torey L
Publisher:
Avon Books
Author:
Hayden, Torey
Author:
Hayden, Torey L.
Author:
by Torey Hayden
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Children with Special Needs
Subject:
Pediatrics
Subject:
Child Psychology
Subject:
Abused children
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Child psychopathology
Subject:
Child abuse -- Case studies.
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Subject:
Child psychotherapy
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Book Club ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
August 2002
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.78x4.20x.93 in. .36 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Avon Books - English 9780380542628 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Hayden recounts her battle to uncover the keen intelligence and touch the emotions of a troubled, sexually molested six-year-old girl who abused a younger child and was placed in her class for retarded preadolescents while awaiting space in a state institution.
"Synopsis" by , Finally, a beginning . . .

The time had finally come. The time I had been waiting for through all these long months that I knew sooner or later had to occur. Now it was here.

She had surprised me so much by actually crying that for a moment I did nothing but look at her. Then I gathered her into my arms, hugging her tightly. She clutched onto my shirt so that I could feel the dull pain of her fingers digging into my skin. She cried and cried and cried. I held her and rocked the chair back and on its rear legs, feeling my arms and chest get damp from the tears and her hot breath and the smallness of the room.

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