Key Features

  • Seven expert contributors with extensive experience in child development enhance the clinical knowledge base conveyed in this handbook
  • Deals with developmental issues unlike comprehensive paediatric or child psychiatry texts
  • Concise format providing practical tips
  • Clinically and practically orientated (e.g. history, physical examination, assessment techniques)
  • Comparison of normal and abnormal/normal development
  • Definitions (Chapters.8,11,12) to clarify terms
  • Several chapters (e.g. Chapters 8,9,10) inform about special problems/illnesses, which are increasing in incidence
  • Online case scenarios on autism, ADHD, school refusal and truancy, cerebral palsy and child abuse and neglect are available on Student Consult
  • Combines physical and psychological problems in the development of children, which might be already present at birth (Cerebral Palsy) or which might be apparent later in life (Chapter 8)

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


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Churchill Livingstone Australia
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About the author

Sandra Johnson

Affiliations and Expertise

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.