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TitleTextbook of Developmental Pediatrics [electronic resource] / edited by Marvin I. Gottlieb, John E. Williams
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1987
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Descript XII, 568 p. 21 illus. online resource


Child/adolescent development and behavior have been a traditional "concern" of primaยญ ry health care providers. However, it was not until the mid-1960s that attempts were made to consolidate developmental-behavioral issues into an identifiably distinct fund of mediยญ cal knowledge. During the ensuing two decades, developmental-behavioral pediatrics was recognized as a clinical and research subspecialty, within the framework of compreยญ hensive health care for children. The influence of public advocacy groups, topic-dedicated journals, national professional specialty societies, subject-related continuing education programs, and federal legislation (PL94-142) has served to crystallize developmenยญ tal-behavioral pediatrics as a specialized field of study. As a consequence, during the past ten years significant modifications have restructured medical student and pediatric resiยญ dent education, providing an emphasis on developmental-behavioral issues. The focus on neurodevelopmental, educational, and psychosocial issues reflects changing priorities in traditional health care for children. The postgraduate training of pediatric fellows, in twoยญ and three-year training programs, was initiated to accommodate professional manpower needs in both academic and practice settings. Many of the problems in childhood development and behavior frequently span the traditional areas of child neurology, child psychiatry, and general pediatrics. As a result there has been some confusion in demarcating professional responsibilities in diagnosis and management, as well as poorly defined terminology and classification schemas. With the birth of developmental pediatrics as a pediatric specialty, a more cohesive fund of knowledge has been accumulated and more meaningful strategies have been designed for prevention, diagnosis, and management


I. Neurological Aspects of Developmental Pediatrics -- 1. Developmental Disabilities: A Pediatricianโ{128}{153}s Perspective -- 2. Cerebral Palsy: History and State of the Art -- 3. Common Neuromotor Disorders -- 4. Common Seizure Disorders -- II. Psychoeducational Aspects of Developmental Pediatrics -- 5. Specific Learning Disabilities and Attention-Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity -- 6. Dyslexia: An Ophthalmologistโ{128}{153}s Perspective -- 7. Learning Disabilities: New Perspectives from an Educational Specialist -- 8. Psychological Testing -- 9. Major Variations in Intelligence -- III. Speech and Language Disorders -- 10. Neurological Correlates of Speech -- 11. Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders -- 12. Overview of Articulation and Fluency Disorders -- 13. Behavioral/Psychiatric Aspects of Children with Speech and Language Disorders -- IV. Behavioral Disorders -- 14. Common Behavioral Disorders of Childhood -- 15. Emotional Disorders of Childhood -- 16. Juvenile Delinquency -- 17. The Hyperactive Child -- V. Office Management of Developmental Disabilities -- 18. Visual Problems in Childhood -- 19. Hearing Problems in Childhood -- 20. Role of the Physician in the School Life of the Child -- 21. Educational Strategies for Children with Developmental Disorders -- 22. Guidelines for Physicians -- 23. Controversial Therapy -- Appendixes -- A. Psychoeducational Testing -- B. Speech/Language and Hearing -- C. The Physician and the School -- D. Learning Disabilities -- E. Behavioral Issues -- F. Syndromes -- G. Office Management of Developmental Disabilities -- H. Controversies in Management -- I. Miscellaneous Information

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