Assessment and Treatment of Children's Headaches from a Developmental Perspective
Article first published online: 20 MAY 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 30, Issue 9, pages 586–592, September 1990
How to Cite
Marcon, R. A. and Labbé, E. E. (1990), Assessment and Treatment of Children's Headaches from a Developmental Perspective. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 30: 586–592. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1990.hed3009586.x
- Issue published online: 20 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 20 MAY 2005
- Accepted for Publication: June 22, 1990.
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Childhood headache is a common pediatric problem. Clinical researchers have evaluated several behavioral treatments, such as biofeedback and relaxation training, that may be viable interventions. Adding a developmental perspective to the evaluation and treatment of childhood headache is a likely way to increase the effectiveness of these strategies. This paper presents developmental issues related to the assessment and treatment of childhood headache. Three major areas of development are examined and the impact of these areas on the treatment and assessment of headache are discussed. The three major areas are cognitive development, self-regulation and psychosocial development. Provided are practical suggestions for the application of child development principles to assessment and intervention practices that may be more developmentally appropriate.