Chapter 11. Common Behavioural and Developmental Problems

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician4,5,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow6 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer7,8
  1. Daryl Efron MBBS, FRACP, MD Consultant Paediatrician1,7 and
  2. Sheena Reilly B.App.Sc., PhD, MRCSLT, MSpAA Director Professor of Paediatric Speech Pathology2,3,8

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch11

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Efron, D. and Reilly, S. (2009) Common Behavioural and Developmental Problems, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 5

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 6

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 7

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 8

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Co-ordinator of Clinical Services, Centre for Community Child Health, Thailand

  2. 2

    Department of Speech Pathology, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Healthy Development Theme, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  4. 7

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 8

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051

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Keywords:

  • common behavioural and developmental problems;
  • aggression/oppositional-defiant behaviour;
  • reinforcing acceptable behaviour;
  • ignoring minor irritating behaviours;
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD);
  • psychoeducational assessment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Infant distress (‘colic’)

  • Breath-holding spells

  • Temper tantrums

  • Aggression/oppositional-defiant behaviour

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • Learning difficulties

  • Speech and language delay

  • Stuttering