Twins of special needs siblings
Joan Friedman, PhD Psychologist & Twin Expert, shares advice for parents on how to best support twins when one has special emotional or physical challenges and how to help the other overcome survivor guilt
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Joan Friedman, PhD
Psychologist & Twin Expert
Dr. Joan A. Friedman is a prominent and well-respected twin expert who shares her passionate views and insights about twins and their emotional needs with twins and their families throughout the world. The fact that she is an identical twin and the mother of five, including fraternal twin sons, makes her ideally suited to this task. Her commitment to twin research and her treatment of twins of all ages demonstrate the breadth and depth of her skills and experience. She conducts ongoing groups for parents of twins and provides consultation on twin related matters such as school placements, developmental discrepancies, and behavioral issues.