A Clinical Handbook on Child Development Paediatrics
- Sandra Johnson, MBChB, DPaed, FRACP, FRCPCH, FACLM, Clinical Senior Lecturer Discipline of Paediatrics And Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney. Consultant Developmental Paediatrician, Child Development Paediatrics Private Practice, Pennant Hills, Sydney.
The book covers diverse topics like developmental delay, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorders, autism, Asperger syndrome, behaviour difficulties, language disorders, school refusal, bullying, emotional difficulties, neurological impairments that affect development (examples being cerebral palsy and brain injury) and motor coordination problems.
It also offers online case scenarios on autism, ADHD, school refusal and truancy, cerebral palsy and child abuse and neglect. The cases are followed by questions to test the acquired knowledge of the student on these topics.
This practical guide to child development is ideal for trainee paediatricians, registrars, paediatricians and general practitioners.
AudiencePaediatric Trainees - physician trainees in Paediatrics taking the qualification through the College of Physicians
- Published: October 2012
- Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
- ISBN: 978-0-7295-4089-6
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In A Clinical Handbook on Child Development Paediatrics, Dr Johnson has rallied a group of professionals who are experts in their field and who have collectively covered the important general principles of the developmental paediatrics as well as giving more in depth approaches to some of the key developmental disabilities.
This book is an excellent overview of the discipline of developmental paediatrics. It is presented in an accessible format using succinct text interspersed with summary points and tables allowing easy access to the core information in each chapter. Extensive reference lists at the end of each chapter guide the interested reader in relevant literature should they need to explore a particular topic in more detail. The online case-based learning tool is an powerful addition to the book as a training tool. The content is relevant across first-world as well as resource limited contexts. I would strongly recommend this book as a reference for Paediatricians and trainees across the world.
I would strongly advise this be used by Paediatricians and even trainees from the very outset of their training. It is a beautifully balanced book reflecting the authors practice and experience and one I found inspiring. Sandra Johnson is obviously a person who is deeply committed to her vocation and this is reflected in this book.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Normal development
Chapter 2: Developmental assessment in the young child
Chapter 3: Motor and Coordination problems
Chapter 4: Vision and Hearing Loss
Chapter 5: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chapter 6: Specific Learning Disorders
Chapter 7: Language Disorders
Chapter 8: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Chapter 9: Behaviour difficulties
Chapter 10: School Refusal and Truancy
Chapter 11: Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Chapter 12: Cerebral Palsy
Chapter 13: Developmental and Intellectual Disability
Chapter 14: Child Abuse and Neglect
Chapter 15: Legal Issues related to Child Development