Typical and Atypical Development: From Conception to Adolescence
December 2002, ©2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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- This text provides an interesting and informative account of the child's journey from the womb to the world outside, through childhood and adolescent experiences to young adulthood.
- The first half of the book, discussing normal patterns of growth and development, is cross-referenced to equivalent chapters in the second half, discussing atypical conditions. These connections serve to emphasise the continuities between, and similarities of, children with typical and atypical problems.
- Among the disabilities covered are:
- Pervasive developmental disorders
- Genetic disorders
- Physical impairments
- Learning difficulties
- Brain damage
- Emotional and behavioural disorders
- Personality disorders
- Psychiatric problems
- Helps readers connect their theoretical understanding of the problems of childhood with the practicalities of assessment and diagnosis required for effective rehabilitation and treatment.