New Directions In Failure To Thrive

Author: Dennis Drotar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468450956
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Failure to thrive affects the lives of many infants and young children at critical times in their development and represents a significant public health problem in the United States. Moreover, this condition is invisible and can affect children for long periods of time before it is recognized. The long-term psychosocial sequelae of failure to thrive have only begun to be recognized but may be more severe than first realized. We do know that the costs to society in terms of acute pediatric hospitalization and long-term rehabilitation, foster care, and mental health treatment of young children who present with failure to thrive are considerable. Children who are diagnosed with failure to thrive represent a special challenge and opportunity for intervention, especially preventive intervention, because it is quite possible that many of the long-term consequences of this condi tion on psychological development can be lessened via early recognition and intervention. However, the potential for preventive intervention in failure to thrive has been limited by the state of the art in scientific knowledge and practice. Despite the frequency with which failure to thrive is encounter ed in ambulatory and inpatient settings, there is little scientific infor mation to guide practitioners. Research on the causes and consequences of failure to thrive has been very much limited by small sample sizes, lack of common definitions, and short follow-up periods. Uncertainties in the science of failure to thrive coincide with the considerable practical difficulties involved in diagnosis and inte~vention.

Handbook Of Clinical Behavioral Pediatrics

Author: Alan M. Gross
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461305055
Size: 43.87 MB
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Since 1978, the editors have collaborated on several research projects and spent many hours at conventions discussing research, graduate education, and patient care. The idea for this volume arose when we both concluded that the area of behavioral pediatrics needed a "how to" book. Several important scholarly re views had recently appeared. They presented excellent summary information concerning the general assumptions and theories underlying the area of behav ioral medicine with children. But these volumes devote very little attention to the application of clinical methods. What was needed, we thought, was a book that would allow graduate students and practicing clinicians the opportunity to peer into the minds of eminent practitioners and understand their thinking. Thus the book was conceived. Editing books represents a special kind of challenge. One has to "sell" an idea to a group of distinguished colleagues. They have to believe enough in that idea to devote the considerable time and effort necessary to bring thought into reality. In this case, there were two ideas we tried to sell to our colleagues.

Behaviour Problems In Young Children

Author: Jo Douglas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134976054
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First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Handbook Of Developmental Psychopathology

Author: Arnold J. Sameroff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306462757
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Developmental psychopathology involves the study and prediction of maladaptive behaviors and processes across time. This new edition of the Handbook furthers the goal of integrating developmental processes into the search for adequate categorical systems for understanding child mental health problems and the trajectories that lead to adult psychopathology. The editors respond to contemporary challenges to place individual behavior in a biological and social context. By including a range of approaches, this volume encompasses the complexity of the growing developmental literature. At the same time, it includes the most recent efforts to produce concise child diagnostic categories. In a thoroughgoing revision of the first edition of this classic text and reference, published by Plenum in 1990, the editors have assembled a distinguished roster of contributors to address such topics as issues and theories; context and mental health; biology and mental illness; disorders of early childhood; disruptive behavior disorders; emotional disorders; control disorders; pervasive developmental disorders; and trauma disorders. Clinicians, researchers, and students in such diverse fields as developmental and clinical psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, and educational and counseling psychology will benefit from the concepts, investigations, and challenges presented in this state-of-the-art compendium.

Theory And Research In Behavioral Pediatrics

Author: Hiram E. Fitzgerald
Publisher:
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This volume posits two theories of behavioral pediatrics: that scientific and clinical study of organism--environment transactions requires investigators to alter recognize the importance of systemic models over mechanistic models; and that attention must be given to environmental contexts of development, and to the events in the environment that trigger and regulate the organization, development, and expression of human behavior.

Handbook Of Parent Training

Author: Charles E. Schaefer
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN:
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Handbook of Parent Training is a practical, comprehensive guide for professionals who work with troubled children and their parents. The text uses an innovative approach, drawing upon elements of behavior modification and relationship enhancement with the aim of training parents to be co-therapists. It examines all the skills necessary to make parents agents of positive change in their children's lives, such as didactic instructions, training models, and role playing. Various child disorders are examined and discussed, as well as practical methods of establishing a successful parent-therapist partnership.

Child Of Mine

Author: Ellyn Satter
Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
ISBN: 1936693267
Size: 17.82 MB
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Widely considered the leading book involving nutrition and feeding infants and children, this revised edition offers practical advice that takes into account the most recent research into such topics as: emotional, cultural, and genetic aspects of eating; proper diet during pregnancy; breast-feeding versus; bottle-feeding; introducing solid food to an infant's diet; feeding the preschooler; and avoiding mealtime battles. An appendix looks at a wide range of disorders including allergies, asthma, and hyperactivity, and how to teach a child who is reluctant to eat. The author also discusses the benefits and drawbacks of giving young children vitamins.

Prevention Of Child Maltreatment

Author: Diane J. Willis
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN:
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According to statistics there are close to 2 million cases of child abuse reported annually in the U.S. Deals with child abuse and prevention issues. Provides the reader with the beginning answers on the reduction of this problem through a comprehensive overview of both developmental and ecological perspectives, scientific insights and clinical experiences.