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The Child with a Disability

The Child with a Disability

by David M. B. Hall, Peter D. Hill
     
 

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The Child with a Disability covers the diagnosis and care of children with disabilities and the scientific basis of developmental paediatrics. It is also a valuable source of detailed medical data on the numerous varieties of childhood disability. This book is an evolution of the original text by Dr Grace Wood, published in 1976, called The Handicapped Child.

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The Child with a Disability covers the diagnosis and care of children with disabilities and the scientific basis of developmental paediatrics. It is also a valuable source of detailed medical data on the numerous varieties of childhood disability. This book is an evolution of the original text by Dr Grace Wood, published in 1976, called The Handicapped Child. That book established itself as a benchmark in paediatrics and has now been revised twice by Professor David Hall. In this latest edition, the title was changed to reflect current usage (ie, disabled vs. handicapped) and Professor Hall has added a new chapter on educational underachievement. The nature of intelligence, developmental psychology, and linguistics and their relevance to clinical work are discussed, and the critical role of communication with parents is emphasised throughout. As a synthesis of basic science and clinical practice, the book presents a logical approach to developmental paediatrics, which will appeal not only to doctors but also to professionals such as educational and clinical psychologists, therapists and social workers.

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Addresses concepts and practical considerations in children with disabilities, with chapters on normal development; assessment; behavior problems; communication and motor disorders; and epilepsy, containing b&w photos and drawings. For doctors, and students of speech therapy, child psychiatry, special education, and social work. This second edition reflects advances in the field in the areas of genetics, classification and understanding of dysmorphic syndromes, and technical aids to communication and mobility. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632047765
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/30/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.77(w) x 9.61(h) x (d)

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