Synopses & Reviews
Completely updated and revised, the 3rd Edition of this respected resource offers specific guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of problematic behaviors. Expert authorities, including many new contributors, emphasize formulated reasoning and organized responses to developmental-behavioral issues as presented in a clinical environment. Offers recommendations for evaluating symptoms and specific suggestions for counseling, medical treatment and follow-up. Many photographs, charts and line drawings have been added to enhance this edition.Covers everything from normal development and the cultural and biological causes of abnormalities to mental retardation, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, substance abuse, and much more.Presents new chapters on Gross Motor/Athletic Ineptitude, Early Intervention Services, Managing Behavioural Emergencies, and more.Offers a highly practical focus, emphasising evaluation, counselling, medical treatment, and follow-up.Features over 195 superb photographs and figures more than ever before that illustrate a wide variety of concepts.Begins each chapter with an opening statement that provides a quick overview of the content.