Children with Disabilities, Sixth Edition / Edition 6

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Overview

Now available in a completely revised sixth edition, this is the leading textbook for professionals preparing to work with children with disabilities and their families. A trusted bestseller since the first edition was published more than 25 years ago, Children with Disabilities has been reviewed and updated by leading authorities. Readers will get the very latest research on a wide range of disabilities including: intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, attention deficits and hyperactivity, Down syndrome, communication disorders, neural tube defects, traumatic brain injury, and more.

Readers will also learn from new and expanded content on key topics, such as prenatal and newborn screening, patterns in development, epidemiology, movement disorders, cognitive testing and screening, toxins, fetal infections, X-linked intellectual disability, and psychiatric disorders, This comprehensive text covers all of the developmental, clinical, educational, family, and intervention issues included in previous editions, and also includes student-friendly features: chapter objectives, vivid vignettes, a glossary of key terms, more than 200 helpful illustrations, and extensive appendices about cognitive testing and screening, medications, resources, syndromes, and inborn errors of metabolism. With this essential text from the most respected voices in the disability field, professionals and students will have the broad and deep knowledge they need to work effectively with children with disabilities and help them reach their full potential.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Arnold J. Capute
This is the fourth edition of a popular reference in the field of developmental disabilities. Since publication of the third edition in 1994, the length has doubled, the original subtitle, A Medical Primer, has been dropped, and it has become an edited text with almost 50 contributors. The purpose is to provide the wide range of individuals who care for children with developmental disabilities with the necessary background to understand the etiologies, manifestations, treatments, and outcomes of a wide variety of conditions. This goal is admirable, and the book is likely to more than adequately address the needs of the majority of readers. The authors are respected professionals who have targeted a large and diverse audience that includes educators, advocates, allied health professionals, and physicians, as well as friends and family members of children with disabilities. They have created an accurate, well-balanced reference appropriate for professionals and others who care for children with developmental disabilities. Each chapter includes well-defined objectives and attractive, useful black-and-white illustrations. The text is traditionally referenced, with pertinent classic and current literature cited. The appendices include a thorough glossary, which will be especially helpful for non-physician readers, an excellent mini-review of over 150 inherited conditions associated with developmental disabilities, a list of commonly used medications complete with common side effects, and a noteworthy directory of national resources for children with disabilities and their families. Although it remains a primer, this text is a valuable resource that belongs on thebookshelf of all professionals who are involved with children with developmental disabilities. The chapters are amazingly lucid and coherent as they summarize the various developmental disorders and review the medical biology necessary to begin to understand the causes, manifestations, treatments, and outcomes of these conditions.
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Reviewer: Arnold J. Capute, MD, MPH(Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a popular reference in the field of developmental disabilities. Since publication of the third edition in 1994, the length has doubled, the original subtitle, A Medical Primer, has been dropped, and it has become an edited text with almost 50 contributors.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the wide range of individuals who care for children with developmental disabilities with the necessary background to understand the etiologies, manifestations, treatments, and outcomes of a wide variety of conditions. This goal is admirable, and the book is likely to more than adequately address the needs of the majority of readers.
Audience: The authors are respected professionals who have targeted a large and diverse audience that includes educators, advocates, allied health professionals, and physicians, as well as friends and family members of children with disabilities. They have created an accurate, well-balanced reference appropriate for professionals and others who care for children with developmental disabilities.
Features: Each chapter includes well-defined objectives and attractive, useful black-and-white illustrations. The text is traditionally referenced, with pertinent classic and current literature cited. The appendices include a thorough glossary, which will be especially helpful for non-physician readers, an excellent mini-review of over 150 inherited conditions associated with developmental disabilities, a list of commonly used medications complete with common side effects, and a noteworthy directory of national resources for children with disabilities and their families.
Assessment: Although it remains a primer, this text is a valuable resource that belongs on the bookshelf of all professionals who are involved with children with developmental disabilities. The chapters are amazingly lucid and coherent as they summarize the various developmental disorders and review the medical biology necessary to begin to understand the causes, manifestations, treatments, and outcomes of these conditions.
From The Critics
Written for developmental pediatricians, this introductory text brings a multi-disciplinary focus to the study of developmental, clinical, educational, family, and intervention issues. It explores the beginning of life from conception through childhood, identifying factors in each stage that can cause disability. Case studies illustrate key concepts. Appendices provide information on medications, resources, syndromes, and inborn errors of metabolism; a glossary defines key terms. Contributors include doctors with various specialties and experts in related fields. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Booknews
A reference for professionals, students, and families, covering aspects including genetics, heredity, pre- and postnatal development, specific disabilities, family roles, and intervention. Includes chapter goals and summaries, key terms, case studies, and a glossary. This fourth edition features new chapters on substance abuse, AIDS, Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, behavior management, transition to adulthood, and health care in the 21st century, plus a new appendix on properties and uses of medications. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Booknews
The revised edition of Children with handicaps (1986) presents thorough, authoritative chapters on the basics of chromosomes, heredity, prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy, growth before birth, and the first weeks of life, and continues with in-depth, yet accessible coverage of all types of disabilities and their management. Useful to a wide audience of professionals and parents, and impressive in its scope and conciseness. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557668585
  • Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 792
  • Sales rank: 335,746
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
About the Editor
Contributors
A Personal Note to the Reader
Preface
Acknowledgments
Letters from Andrew Batshaw
1 Chromosomes and Heredity: A Toss of the Dice 3
2 Birth Defects, Prenatal Diagnosis, and Fetal Therapy 27
3 Growth Before Birth 43
4 Having a Baby: The Birth Process 55
5 The First Weeks of Life 69
6 Premature and Small-for-Dates Infants 85
7 Substance Abuse: A Preventable Threat to Development 107
8 HIV Infection in Children 123
9 Nutrition and Children with Disabilities 141
10 Vision: Our Window to the World 165
11 Hearing: Sounds and Silences 193
12 Communication: Speech and Language 229
13 The Brain and Nervous System: Normal and Abnormal Development 243
14 Muscles, Bones, and Nerves: The Body's Framework 263
15 Mental Retardation 287
16 Down Syndrome 307
17 Fragile X Syndrome 321
18 PKU and Other Inborn Errors of Metabolism 333
19 Dual Diagnosis: Mental Retardation and Psychiatric Disorders 347
20 Pervasive Developmental Disorders 365
21 Attention Deficits and Hyperactivity 389
22 Specific Learning Disabilities 417
23 Cerebral Palsy 443
24 Neural Tube Defects 467
25 Epilepsy 493
26 Traumatic Brain Injury 525
27 Feeding 549
28 Dental Care: Promoting Health and Preventing Disease 567
29 Early Intervention 579
30 Special Education Services 589
31 Promoting Adaptive Behavior While Addressing Challenging Behavior 607
32 Technological Assistance: Innovations for Independence 629
33 Rehabilitation: Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy 647
34 Exercise, Sports, and Recreation 659
35 Ethical Dilemmas: Evaluation and Decision Making 669
36 Providing Family-Centered Services 683
37 Future Expectations: Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood 693
38 Health Care Delivery Systems and Financing Issues 707
App. A: Glossary 725
App. B Syndromes and Inborn Errors of Metabolism 749
App. C: Commonly Used Medications 775
App. D Resources for Children with Disabilities 795
Index 817
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