Promote the mental health of preschool children in your care by providing nurturing environments and relationships. Common Psychological Disorders in Young Children is an easy-to-use guide that will help you recognize and cope with the symptoms and behaviors associated with ADHD, autism, anxiety, and other disorders you may face. Learn to notice behaviors that may require referral for diagnostic screening, and better understand how you can help the child learn, even without a formal diagnosis.Common Psychological Disorders includes information on causes, symptoms, behavior, and medications. It also provides classroom and child care setting strategies, and tips on communicating with parents. The book's format is consistent with headings used in the DC:0-3R and the DSM-IV-TR, the standard diagnostic guide from the American Psychiatric Association.
Jenna Bilmes, author of Beyond Behavior Management (Redleaf Press, 2004), is a mental health specialist with FACES of Crisis Nursery in Phoenix, AZ and is a consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools and Sonoma State University. Tara Welker, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Phoenix and has done clinical research at the New Your State Psychiatric Institute, as well as spending 2 1/2 years providing treatment and assessment services to young children at Southwest Human Development.