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

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

Author(s): Martin Herbert

Published Online: 4 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405115926

Online ISBN: 9780470773888

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773888

About this Book

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).

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Developmental Problems Before, During and After Birth

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  2. Part II: Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Toddlerhood

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  3. Part III: Developmental Disorders of the Pre-School Years

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  4. Part IV: The Transition to School

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  5. Part V: Late Childhood and Early Adolescence

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  6. Part VI: How and Where to Find Help

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