Organisation of the Book.
Part I: Introduction – The Nature of the Problem.
Chapter 1: Clinical Diagnosis and Assessment: Theoretical Considerations.
Chapter 2: Clinical Assessment: Theory into Practice.
Chapter 3: Psychiatric and Psychosocial Treatment: Part I Early Interventions.
Chapter 4: Psychiatric and Psychosocial Treatment: Part II Contemporary Approaches.
Part II: From Conception to the Preschool Period.
Chapter 5: Prenatal to Perinatal Development.
Chapter 6: Infant Development.
Chapter 7: Problems of the Preschool Period (15 Months to 5 or 6 Years).
Part III: The School-Going Period: Externalising and Internalising Problems.
Chapter 8: The School-Going Period: Externalising Problems.
Chapter 9: The School-Going Period: Internalising Problems.
Part IV: Adolescence to Young Adulthood.
Chapter 10: Early Adolescence (11 Years to 14 or 15).
Chapter 11: The Transition from Adolescence into Young Adulthood (Ages 14
Part V: Developmental Disorders, Serious Illness and Trauma.
Chapter 12: Developmental Disorders.
Chapter 13: Chronic Disability and Illness: Health Care Problems.
Chapter 14: Traumatic Conditions and Experiences of Childhood.