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Designed to help readers comprehend the complexity of child development, this edition of Developmental Profiles: Pre-birth through Twelve, 4E outlines major characteristics for each of the developmental domains in a concise, non-technical, point-by-point format. Coverage of developmental profiles has been expanded to include middle childhood, and content has been updated to reflect current information about prenatal care and brain research. A new feature identifying important safety considerations at each developmental stage is given along with suggestions for appropriate adult supervision. Each chapters offers objectives, key terms, and case studies, and each section includes tips for promoting children's curiosity and learning. Web resources provide relevant information to chapter topics for further consideration of child development.
Chapter 1: Principle Concepts of Child Development. Chapter 2: Growth and Development. Chapter 3: Prenatal Development. Chapter 4: Infancy. Chapter 5: Toddlerhood. Chapter 6: Early Childhood: 3, 4, 5 Year Olds. Chapter 7: Early Childhood: 6, 7, 8 Year Olds. Chapter 8: Middle Childhood: 9-10 and 11-12 Year Olds. Chapter 9: When and Where to Seek Help. Appendix 1 Summary of Reflexes. Appendix 2 Recommended Immunization Schedule. Appendix 3 Developmental Checklists. Appendix 4 Child Health History. Appendix 5 Assessment Instruments. Appendix 6 Resources for Families and Professionals. Appendix 7 Annotated Bibliography.