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Developmental Problems of Childhood and Adolescence : Prevention, Treatment and Training - Martin Herbert

Developmental Problems of Childhood and Adolescence

Prevention, Treatment and Training


Published: 31st January 2005
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This book provides a practical guide to, and critical review of, community and individual professional interventions that could ease the lives of children with developmental disorders and mental health problems.<br><ul><br><li>A critical review of, and practical guide to, the interventions that could ease the lives of children with developmental disorders and mental health problems. <br><li>Structured around the stages and developmental tasks in a child&#8217;s life span, from conception to teenage years. <br><li>Discusses inherited disorders, intrauterine problems, neonatal and perinatal problems, early childhood attachment and physical disorders, disabilities at school, and problems associated with socialisation. <br><li>Also covers problems that affect children at all ages, such as learning disabilities, abuse and various psychological and psychiatric disorders. <br><li>Consistently considers the role of parents, the family, and the community in interventions. <br><li>Written by a leading expert in clinical child and adolescent psychology and social work. <br><li>Bridges the gap between psychosocial interventions and medically-based treatments. <br><li>Can be used alongside Herbert&#8217;s <i>Typical and Atypical Development: From Conception to Adolescence</i> (BPS Blackwell, 2003).</li></ul>

"This is another outstanding book by Professor Martin Herbert, aleading UK expert on clinical child psychology. This volume offersa brief authoritative summary of scientific knowledge about theassessment, treatment and prevention of common problems ofchildhood and adolescence. It will be of particular interest toclinical psychologists in training, experienced psychologists andother health care professionals." Professor Alan Carr, Directorof Clinical Psychology Training, University College Dublin

"Here we have not only a comprehensive and up-to-date review ofthe evidence concerning the developmental difficulties of childrenand young people, but an analysis of preventive measures, treatmentissues and the training of practitioners - all within one set ofcovers! This book is a tour de force! It should be a key referencefor every psychologist, psychiatrist, family therapist, socialworker and all practitioners who work with children and theirfamilies." Carole Sutton, Associate Director, Unit for ParentingStudies, De Montfort University

"Martin Herbert has achieved the result that we have becomeaccustomed to expect from his writing: an informative and veryreadable account of a range of developmental problems which willbecome essential reading for students and practitioners workingwith children and young people of all ages. In this book he managesto combine essential clinical and diagnostic information withrelevant and reassuring advice on treatment and remediation basedon his long experience of work as a clinician and researcher. Thisis an encyclopaedic and impressive resource." Professor IngridLunt, Dean of the Doctoral School, Institute of Education, University of London

"Martin Herbert continues to show his understanding, compassionand commitment to children and their families in this new book. Itcontains a wealth of information presented in the most accessibleway, and will be of great value to everyone interested in theprevention and treatment of developmental problems." HiltonDavis, Professor of Child Health Psychology, King's College, University of London



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.


Author Index.

Subject Index

ISBN: 9781405115926
ISBN-10: 1405115920
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 31st January 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 16.92  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1