This handbook offers a succinct study of Childhood Development Paediatrics with practical applications for helping the child and family through all areas of the developmental process.
The book covers diverse topics like developmental delay, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorders, autism, Asperger syndrome, behaviour difficulties, language disorders, school refusal, bullying, emotional difficulties, neurological impairments that affect development (examples being cerebral palsy and brain injury) and motor coordination problems.
It also offers online case scenarios on autism, ADHD, school refusal and truancy, cerebral palsy and child abuse and neglect. The cases are followed by questions to test the acquired knowledge of the student on these topics. This practical guide to child development is ideal for trainee paediatricians, registrars, paediatricians and general practitioners.
Deals with developmental issues unlike comprehensive paediatric or child psychiatry texts
Concise text providing practical tips
Clinically and practically orientated (e.g. history, physical examination, assessment techniques)
Comparison of normal and abnormal/normal development
Definitions (Chapters.8,11,12) to clarify terms
Several chapters (e.g. Chapters 8,9,10) inform about special problems/illnesses, which are increasing in incidence
Online case scenarios on autism, ADHD, school refusal and truancy, cerebral palsy and child abuse and neglect are available on Student Consult.
Combines physical and psychological problems in the development of children, which might be already present at birth (Cerebral Palsy) or which might be apparent later in life (Chapter 8)