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Developmental Problems of Childhood and Adolescence: Prevention, Treatment and Training

ISBN: 978-1-4051-1592-6
340 pages
February 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book provides a practical guide to, and critical review of, community and individual professional interventions that could ease the lives of children with developmental disorders and mental health problems.

  • A critical review of, and practical guide to, the interventions that could ease the lives of children with developmental disorders and mental health problems.
  • Structured around the stages and developmental tasks in a child’s life span, from conception to teenage years.
  • Discusses inherited disorders, intrauterine problems, neonatal and perinatal problems, early childhood attachment and physical disorders, disabilities at school, and problems associated with socialisation.
  • Also covers problems that affect children at all ages, such as learning disabilities, abuse and various psychological and psychiatric disorders.
  • Consistently considers the role of parents, the family, and the community in interventions.
  • Written by a leading expert in clinical child and adolescent psychology and social work.
  • Bridges the gap between psychosocial interventions and medically-based treatments.
  • Can be used alongside Herbert’s Typical and Atypical Development: From Conception to Adolescence (BPS Blackwell, 2003).
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Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Part I: Developmental Disabilities and Disorders: .

Chapter 1 The Care-Plan Formulation.

Chapter 2 Where to receive help: Service providers.

Part II: From Conception to Infancy:.

Chapter 3 The prenatal period.

Chapter 4 The uterine environment.

Chapter 5 The perinatal stage.

Part III: Developmental Disorders: Child Development Centres:.

Chapter 6 Developmental disorders of infancy.

Chapter 7 Developmental Disorders of early childhood.

Chapter 8 The Toddler Period.

Chapter 9 The Pre-School Child.

Part V: The School-Going Stage:.

Chapter 10 The transition to school.

Chapter 11 Children with disabilities at school.

Chapter 12 The transition to adolescence: Late Childhood and Early Adolescence.

EPILOGUE.

Appendix I: The Statement of Special Need.

Appendix II: Needs of Developmentally Disabled Children and their Families.

Appendix III: Assessment.

Appendix IV: Resource Material.

Appendix V: Typical Development Summaries.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index
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Martin Herbert is Emeritus Professor of Clinical and Community Psychology at Exeter University. He has held a variety of senior clinical and academic posts, including lecturer and clinical psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry, Director of the School of Social Work at the University of Leicester, Mental Health Act Commissioner, and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Healthcare Trust. In 1994 he was awarded the Monty Shapiro Prize for distinguished contribution to Clinical Psychology by the British Psychological Society. He is the author of many books, including Typical and Atypical Development: From Conception to Adolescence (BPS Blackwell, 2003).
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  • A critical review of, and practical guide to, the interventions that could ease the lives of children with developmental disorders and mental health problems.
  • Structured around the stages and developmental tasks in a child’s life span, from conception to teenage years.
  • Discusses inherited disorders, intrauterine problems, neonatal and perinatal problems, early childhood attachment and physical disorders, disabilities at school, and problems associated with socialisation.
  • Also covers problems that affect children at all ages, such as learning disabilities, abuse and various psychological and psychiatric disorders.
  • Consistently considers the role of parents, the family, and the community in interventions.
  • Written by a leading expert in clinical child and adolescent psychology and social work.
  • Bridges the gap between psychosocial interventions and medically-based treatments.
  • Can be used alongside Herbert’s Typical and Atypical Development: From Conception to Adolescence (BPS Blackwell, 2003).
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"This is another outstanding book by Professor Martin Herbert, a leading UK expert on clinical child psychology. This volume offers a brief authoritative summary of scientific knowledge about the assessment, treatment and prevention of common problems of childhood and adolescence. It will be of particular interest to clinical psychologists in training, experienced psychologists and other health care professionals." Professor Alan Carr, Director of Clinical Psychology Training, University College Dublin <!--end-->

"Here we have not only a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the evidence concerning the developmental difficulties of children and young people, but an analysis of preventive measures, treatment issues and the training of practitioners - all within one set of covers! This book is a tour de force! It should be a key reference for every psychologist, psychiatrist, family therapist, social worker and all practitioners who work with children and their families." Carole Sutton, Associate Director, Unit for Parenting Studies, De Montfort University

"Martin Herbert has achieved the result that we have become accustomed to expect from his writing: an informative and very readable account of a range of developmental problems which will become essential reading for students and practitioners working with children and young people of all ages. In this book he manages to combine essential clinical and diagnostic information with relevant and reassuring advice on treatment and remediation based on his long experience of work as a clinician and researcher. This is an encyclopaedic and impressive resource." Professor Ingrid Lunt, Dean of the Doctoral School, Institute of Education, University of London


"Martin Herbert continues to show his understanding, compassion and commitment to children and their families in this new book. It contains a wealth of information presented in the most accessible way, and will be of great value to everyone interested in the prevention and treatment of developmental problems." Hilton Davis, Professor of Child Health Psychology, King’s College, University of London

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