The fourth edition of this unique text continues to provide pediatric clinicians with a practical guide to normal childhood development and behavior. In addition to exploring the normal stages of development, Encounters With Children 4/e addresses many of the familial and societal issues that can influence a child's behavior, such as terrorism and disasters, preschool choices, bullying, and divorce. As in past editions, chapters are logically organized to coincide with the AAP recommended schedule of health supervision visits. Additional topics include ADHD and learning disabilities, autism and other disorders of communication, and dealing with stress. Pediatricians in any stage of professional development will make the most of each well-child visit with this useful, easily digestible text.
Presents a user-friendly, comprehensive course in normal development.
Provides Observational, Interview, and Examination points for each age.
Arranges developmental concept chapters according to the child's age, with more attention given to younger children when much of their development occurs.
Offers many resources available to parents, including many found on the Internet.
Addresses the mandated training requirements and fulfills Residency Requirements on normal childhood development. .
Incorporates children's art throughout, for use in clinical practice.
"Lovely and practical summary of child development" - NEJM 2006
"Unique in its blending of theory and practical advice and its sensitivity to families and their important role in the child’s development... In their 4th edition of Encounters with Children, Drs. Dixon and Stein have retained all that was wonderful about the previous editions while adding more than 150 pages of new material… This book continues to be my favourite child development book." - Dr. Linda S. Grossman, Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 28(6):437, December 2007.
New "Issue" chapters[Topics: gender differences throughout development, childhood depression, children's responses to terrorism and disasters, preschool choices, bullying, types of intelligences, allies in the community (therapists, education specialists), laws that govern the lives of children
By Suzanne D. Dixon, MD, MPH, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California; Clinical Faculty, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Great Falls Clinic, Great Falls, Montana; and Martin T. Stein, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
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