The only text of its kind, this Fourth Edition continues to provide a practical how-to guide to normal childhood development and behavior. In addition to exploring the normal stages of development, this informative text discusses the many familial and societal issues that can influence a child's behavior, such as terrorism and disasters, preschool choices, bullying, and divorce. Organized according to the child's age, it takes readers from the neonatal visit and newborn exam all the way through the late adolescent years. Additional topics include ADHD and learning disabilities, autism and other disorders of communication, and reactions to stress. Clinical examples illustrate development and behavior.
• Presents a user-friendly, comprehensive course in normal development.
• Provides Observational, Interview, and Examination points for each age.
• Arranges developmental concept chapters according to the child's age, with more attention given to younger children when much of their development occurs.
• Offers many resources available to parents, including many found on the Internet.
• Addresses the mandated training requirements and fulfills Residency Requirements on normal childhood development. .
• Incorporates children's art throughout, for use in clinical practice.
• Discusses the hottest topics, including gender differences throughout development * childhood depression * children's responses to terrorism and disasters * preschool choices * divorce * and the effects of violence in a context of care and anticipatory guidance.
• Presents a "Heads Up" section in each chapter, alerting clinicians to certain behaviors that may be present.
• Offers case vignettes throughout each chapter to allow readers to better recognize and manage similar cases encountered in practice.
• Includes data gathering sections at the end of each chapter that demonstrate how to apply information in clinical settings by using age-appropriate interview techniques and activities.
• Addresses a wide range of cultural issues in practice in a cross-cultural chapter.
Table of Contents
1. Perspectives and Format: What, Why and How of This Book
2. Theories and Concepts in Child Development
3. Cultural Dimensions in the Care of the Child
4. Developmentally Based Office: Setting the Stage for Enhanced Practice
5. The Use of Children’s Drawing in Practice
6. The Prenatal Visit: Making a Relationship with the Family
7. The Newborn: Ready To Get Going
8. The NICU: Special Issues for the At-Risk Infant and Family
9. First Days At Home: Making A Place In the Family
10. One to Two Months: Getting On Track
11. Three to Four Months: Having Fun with the Picture Book Baby
12. Six Months: Reaching Out
13. Eight to Nine Months: Exploring and Clinging
14. One Year: One Giant Step Forward
15. 15 to18 Months: Declaring Independence and Pushing the Limits
16. Two Years: Language Leaps
17. Three Years: The Emergence of Magic
18. Four Years: A Clearer Sense of Self
19. Five Years: Opening the School Door
20. Six to Seven Years: Reading, Relationships and Playing By the Rules
21. Seven to Ten Years: The World of Middle Childhood
22. Ten to Twelve Years: The Age of Rapid Changes
23. Thirteen – Sixteen Years: The Heart of Adolescence
24. Seventeen to Twenty-one Years: Transition To Adulthood
25. Special Families
26. Encounters with Illness: Coping and Growing
27. Encounters With Separations, Loss, Trauma and Death
28. Resources for Families