Children who Fail to Thrive. A Practice Guide

  • ID: 2250056
  • Book
  • 316 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Three to five per cent of children fail to thrive. Without early intervention this can lead to serious growth failure and delayed psychomotor development.

Such children typically present difficulties with feeding and sleeping, as well as other behavioural problems. Failure to grow can also involve attachment disorders, emotional maltreatment, neglect, and abuse.

Dorota Iwaniec has carried out the longest ever study on failure to thrive, following up on 198 clinical cases after a 20–year period. This extensive practical guide includes:

  • numerous checklists and other instruments for use in assessments
  • four chapters on intervention and treatments, with a particular focus on multidisciplinary approaches
  • a comprehensive literature review alongside original research data
  • case studies drawn from the author s lengthy clinical experience

This book is essential reading for every professional working with children who fail to thrive, such as social workers, health visitors, nurses, paediatricians, psychologists and child care workers.

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About the Author.

List of Epigraphs.

Acknowledgements.

SECTION I: THE PROBLEM.

1. Introduction.

2. Historical Perspective of Failure to Thrive.

3. Failure to Thrive: Definition, Prevalence, Manifestation, and Effect.

4. Psychosocial Short Stature: Emotional Stunting of Growth.

5. Feeding/Eating Behaviour of Children who Fail to Thrive, and Parental Feeding Styles.

6. Parent Child Interaction in Failure–to–Thrive Cases.

7. Child Parent Attachment Behaviour of Children who Fail to Thrive and Parental Responsiveness.

8. Fabricated or Induced Illnesses and Failure to Thrive.

SECTION II: THE FRAMEWORK OF ASSESSMENT.

9. A Framework of Assessment of Failure–to–Thrive Cases: Ecological

Approach.

SECTION III: INTERVENTION AND TREATMENT OF FAILURE–TO–THRIVE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES.

10. Levels of Intervention.

11. Some Theoretical Approaches to Failure–to–Thrive Intervention.

12. Multidimensional/Integrated Model of Intervention in Failure–to–Thri ve Cases.

13. Approaches to Failure–to–Thrive Intervention Programmes.

14. Considerations Arising from Failure–to–Thrive Intervention Research.

Epilogue.

References.

Index.

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"...anyone interested in childcare will find it absorbing...this practical guide is full of information..."(Familyonwards.com, 19 February 2004)

"...anyone interested in this subject, will gain from reading this book." (Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Vol.10, No.2, May 2005)

"...Overall, this very informative book covers much of the substantial research literature in a clear and accessible style." (European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, vol 14, no. 8, 2005)

"...this very informative book covers much of the substantial research literature in a clear and accessible style..." (European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, March 2006)

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