Developmental Profiles Pre-birth through Twelve

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/5/2002
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Designed to help readers comprehend the complexity of child development, this edition of Developmental Profiles: Pre-birth through Twelve, 4E outlines major characteristics for each of the developmental domains in a concise, non-technical, point-by-point format. Coverage of developmental profiles has been expanded to include middle childhood, and content has been updated to reflect current information about prenatal care and brain research. A new feature identifying important safety considerations at each developmental stage is given along with suggestions for appropriate adult supervision. Each chapters offers objectives, key terms, and case studies, and each section includes tips for promoting children's curiosity and learning. Web resources provide relevant information to chapter topics for further consideration of child development.

Table of Contents

Preface v
Introduction ix
Acknowledgments xv
About the Authors xviii
Principal Concepts in Child Development
Growth and Development
Prenatal Development
Early Childhood: Three-, Four-, and Five-Year Olds
Early Childhood: Six-, Seven-, and Eight-Year Olds
Middle Childhood: Nine-, Ten-, Eleven-, and Twelve-Year Olds
When and Where to Seek Help
Appendix 1 Summary of Reflexes 203(2)
Appendix 2 Recommended Immunization Schedule 205(2)
Appendix 3 Developmental Checklists 207(12)
Appendix 4 Child Health History 219(6)
Appendix 5 Assessment Instruments 225(4)
Appendix 6 Resources for Families and Professionals 229(6)
Appendix 7 Federal Legislation Related to Children and Families 235(2)
Appendix 8 Annotated Bibliography and References 237(8)
Glossary 245(4)
Index 249

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