Problems of Preschool Children Edited by Naomi Richman and Richard Lansdown, The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, and Institute of Child Health, University of London This concise but comprehensive book deals with the behavioural and development problems of very young children. It is written, without jargon, in a style that will appeal to a broad range of professionals in early education, medicine and child care, as well as to educational and clinical psychologists who work and advise in this field. The authors and editors of this book, from two world famous London institutions, the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, and the Institute for Child Health, write with authority on how current research findings link with good practice in the assessment, treatment and management of early childhood problems. Adaptation and context are two underlying themes to the book; the first covers adaptability and change within families and the second looks at the interaction between children and their environment. These themes illustrate the multiple influences on children's problems by considering a wide variety of interactive factors, both social and physical.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors.
Introduction (N. Richman & R. Lansdown).
The Family (N. Richman).
Social Factors (N. Richman).
Early Relationships (N. Richman).
Physical Influences: The Brain, Genetics and
Behavior (P. Graham).
Language and Communication (M. Woodard & R.
The Clumsy Child (R. Lansdown).
Children with Learning Difficulties (R.
Child Abuse (N. Richman, et al.).
Overview of Behavior and Emotional Problems
Behavior Disorders: Principles of Management
Feeding Problems and Failure to Thrive (J.
Jenkins & P. Milla).
Gender Differences (J. McGuire).
Care Care Away from the Family (J. McGuire).
Play (N. Richman & H. Dawe).
The Law and the Young Child (K. Bieber & M.