The Childhood Disorders Diagnostic Desk Reference provides detailed information on the identification, prevalence, treatment, and ramifications of hundreds of childhood disorders. Written in nonmedical terms, this go–to reference presents in a single source the critical information you need to refer an affected child to a qualified physician or other specialist, hold a conference with the child’s caregivers, and appropriately tailor an educational experience to fit the child’s abilities. Spanning the pediatric medical, psychiatric, and educational fields, the range of disorders and diseases covered includes rare disorders coupled with hard–to–find information regarding more frequently encountered childhood disorders.
Each of the nearly 700 entries provides:
- A definition of the disorder
- Special education concerns
- Incidence and prevalence rates
- Prognosis and future research
- Characteristics of the disorder
- Treatment methods
Complete with both an extensive symptom index and resources for further investigation, Childhood Disorders Diagnostic Desk Reference is the ideal volume for administrators, educators, social workers, and mental health professionals working in schools.