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The Normal Child

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It provides a modern description of the normal variation of physical and behavioural features in the infant and young child. By reference to the abnormal, it will explain how to recognise and distinguish between normal variation and abnormal development that should be investigated further.

Paperback, 224 Pages

Published: September 2006

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-05707-6


  • List of abbreviations
    1. Genetics
    2. Embryology
    3. Preterm and multiple birth
    4. Growth
    5. Feeding
    6. Sleep
    7. Cognitive, emotional and behavioural development
    8. Speech and communication
    9. Play
    10. Motor skills, gait and co-ordination
    11. Special senses: vision, hearing and skills integration
    12. Social environment
    13. Boundaries of normal in health
    14. Postscript: two case studies
    Appendix 1: Tables of normal neurodevelopmental data
    Appendix 2: Immunisation


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