The Normal Child


  • Martin Bellman, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, DCH, Consultant Paediatrician, Royal Free Hospital, London and Islington Primary Care Trust, London, UK
  • Ed Peile, EdD, MB, BS, FRCP, FRCPCH, FRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, Associate Dean (Teaching), Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Warwick, UK

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.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-05707-6

Table of Contents

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