The book is structured around the developmental stages and tasks in a child s life span, from conception to teenage years. It covers inherited disorders, intrauterine problems, neonatal and perinatal problems, early childhood attachment and physical disorders, disabilities at school, and problems associated with socialisation. It also discusses problems that affect children at all ages, such as learning disabilities and abuse, and various psychological and psychiatric disorders. A constant theme of the book is the role of parents, the family, and the community, in interventions.
Written by a leading expert in child and adolescent clinical psychology and social work, the book bridges the gap between psychosocial interventions and medically–based treatments. Its design allows it to be used alongside Martin Herbert s Typical and Atypical Development: From Conception to Adolescence (BPS Blackwell, 2003).
Part I: Developmental Disabilities and Disorders: .
Chapter 1 The Care–Plan Formulation.
Chapter 2 Where to receive help: Service providers.
Part II: From Conception to Infancy:.
Chapter 3 The prenatal period.
Chapter 4 The uterine environment.
Chapter 5 The perinatal stage.
Part III: Developmental Disorders: Child Development Centres:.
Chapter 6 Developmental disorders of infancy.
Chapter 7 Developmental Disorders of early childhood.
Chapter 8 The Toddler Period.
Chapter 9 The Pre–School Child.
Part V: The School–Going Stage:.
Chapter 10 The transition to school.
Chapter 11 Children with disabilities at school.
Chapter 12 The transition to adolescence: Late Childhood and Early Adolescence.
Appendix I: The Statement of Special Need.
Appendix II: Needs of Developmentally Disabled Children and their Families.
Appendix III: Assessment.
Appendix IV: Resource Material.
Appendix V: Typical Development Summaries.
"Here we have not only a comprehensive and up–to–date review of the evidence concerning the developmental difficulties of children and young people, but an analysis of preventive measures, treatment issues and the training of practitioners – all within one set of covers! This book is a tour de force! It should be a key reference for every psychologist, psychiatrist, family therapist, social worker and all practitioners who work with children and their families." Carole Sutton, Associate Director, Unit for Parenting Studies, De Montfort University
"Martin Herbert has achieved the result that we have become accustomed to expect from his writing: an informative and very readable account of a range of developmental problems which will become essential reading for students and practitioners working with children and young people of all ages. In this book he manages to combine essential clinical and diagnostic information with relevant and reassuring advice on treatment and remediation based on his long experience of work as a clinician and researcher. This is an encyclopaedic and impressive resource." Professor Ingrid Lunt, Dean of the Doctoral School, Institute of Education, University of London
"Martin Herbert continues to show his understanding, compassion and commitment to children and their families in this new book. It contains a wealth of information presented in the most accessible way, and will be of great value to everyone interested in the prevention and treatment of developmental problems." Hilton Davis, Professor of Child Health Psychology, King s College, University of London