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.