Disorganized Children: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Disorganized Children: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

By: Uttom Chowdhury (editor), Samuel Stein (editor), Rebecca Chilvers (contributor)Paperback

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Although children with mild neuro-developmental problems have been known to physicians for decades, they are increasingly coming to the attention of healthcare professionals and teachers. Careful assessment may identify features of neurological presentations such as ADHD, ASD, OCD, dyslexia or Tourette syndrome which may not warrant formal diagnosis, but will still seriously impair the child's daily function. Disorganized children are therefore an invisible and often overlooked group of young people. However, when parents and teachers implement innovative and creative strategies, these children and adolescents invariably flourish. This book explores the multi-disciplinary approaches, which can be managed psychologically or educationally. The combination of information, exercises and case studies makes it a valuable tool for parents, healthcare and teaching professionals, providing important insights and practical guidance.

About Author

Rebecca Chilvers is a research psychologist. She has worked in the Social Communication Disorders Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London for over three years and specialises in working with children with high-functioning autism.


Introduction. Part 1: Child Development. 1. From 0-5 years, Uttom Chowdhury and Samuel M. Stein. 2. Cognitive function in children, Deborah Christie. 3. Abstraction and symbolisation, Rebecca Chilvers and Samuel M. Stein. 4. Theory of Mind, Ashlee Clifford and Samuel M. Stein. 5. Attachment, Sarah O'Reilly and Samuel M. Stein. Part 2: Neuro-Developmental Problems. 6. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Sharon Davies and Sue Jennings. 7. Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Alex Horne. 8. Behavioural Phenotypes, Christopher Roberts. 9. Developmental Dyspraxia, Sidney Chu. 10. Disorder of Attention, Motor Control and Perception, Christopher Gilberg. 11. Dyslexia, Kerry Bennet. 12. Epilepsy, Frank Besag. 13. Minimal Brain Dysfunction, Samuel M. Stein.14. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Uttom Chowdhury. 15. Obstretic Complications and Mental Health Problems, Alison Mantell. 16. Semantic Pragmatic Deficit Syndrome, Deba Choudhury and Uttom Chowdhury. 17. Schizophrenia, Paramala Santos, M. Tanveer Alam and Iris Carcani-Rathwell. 18. Tics and Tourette's Syndrome, Uttom Chowdhury. Part 3: Disorganized Children. 19. The Disorganized Child, Samuel M. Stein and Uttom Chowdhury. Part 4: Principles of Management. 20. A Child Psychiatry Approach, Uttom Chowdhury and Samuel M. Stein. 21. A Clinical Psychology Approach, Helen Rodwell and Estelle Macdonald. 22. A Child Psychotherapy Approach, Samuel M. Stein and Uttom Chowdhury. 23. A Classroom Approach, Val Burgess and Uttom Chowdhury. 24. A Family Therapy Approach, Daniele Wichene and Samuel M. Stein. 25. An Occupational Therapy Approach, Sharon Drew. 26. Group Therapy Approaches, Estelle MacDonald and Uttom Chowdhury. Useful Information. List of Contributors. Subject Index. Author Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781843101482
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9781843101482
  • weight: 528
  • ISBN10: 1843101483

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