Encounters with Children - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780323029155, 9780323070355

Encounters with Children

4th Edition

Pediatric Behavior and Development

Authors: Suzanne Dixon Martin Stein
eBook ISBN: 9780323070355
Paperback ISBN: 9780323029155
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 18th October 2005
Page Count: 864

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The only text of its kind, this Fourth Edition continues to provide a practical how-to guide to normal childhood development and behavior. In addition to exploring the normal stages of development, this informative text discusses the many familial and societal issues that can influence a child's behavior, such as terrorism and disasters, preschool choices, bullying, and divorce. Organized according to the child's age, it takes readers from the neonatal visit and newborn exam all the way through the late adolescent years. Additional topics include ADHD and learning disabilities, autism and other disorders of communication, and reactions to stress. Clinical examples illustrate development and behavior.

Key Features

  • Presents a user-friendly, comprehensive course in normal development.
  • Provides Observational, Interview, and Examination points for each age.
  • Arranges developmental concept chapters according to the child's age, with more attention given to younger children when much of their development occurs.
  • Offers many resources available to parents, including many found on the Internet.
  • Addresses the mandated training requirements and fulfills Residency Requirements on normal childhood development. .
  • Incorporates children's art throughout, for use in clinical practice.

Table of Contents

  1. Perspectives and Format: What, Why and How of This Book

    2. Theories and Concepts in Child Development

    3. Cultural Dimensions in the Care of the Child

    4. Developmentally Based Office: Setting the Stage for Enhanced Practice

    5. The Use of Children’s Drawing in Practice

    6. The Prenatal Visit: Making a Relationship with the Family

    7. The Newborn: Ready To Get Going

    8. The NICU: Special Issues for the At-Risk Infant and Family

    9. First Days At Home: Making A Place In the Family

    10. One to Two Months: Getting On Track

    11. Three to Four Months: Having Fun with the Picture Book Baby

    12. Six Months: Reaching Out

    13. Eight to Nine Months: Exploring and Clinging

    14. One Year: One Giant Step Forward

    15. 15 to18 Months: Declaring Independence and Pushing the Limits

    16. Two Years: Language Leaps

    17. Three Years: The Emergence of Magic

    18. Four Years: A Clearer Sense of Self

    19. Five Years: Opening the School Door

    20. Six to Seven Years: Reading, Relationships and Playing By the Rules

    21. Seven to Ten Years: The World of Middle Childhood

    22. Ten to Twelve Years: The Age of Rapid Changes

    23. Thirteen – Sixteen Years: The Heart of Adolescence

    24. Seventeen to Twenty-one Years: Transition To Adulthood

    25. Special Families

    26. Encounters with Illness: Coping and Growing

    27. Encounters With Separations, Loss, Trauma and Death

    28. Resources for Families



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About the Author

Suzanne Dixon

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA; Clinical Faculty, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Great Falls Clinic, Great Falls, MT

Martin Stein

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA