Children with disabilities / edited by Mark L. Batshaw, Louis Pellegrino, Nancy J. Roizen.

[This is a] textbook for professionals preparing to work with children with disabilities and their families.... Readers will get the very latest research on a wide range of disabilities including: intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, attention deficits and hy...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Batshaw, Mark L., 1945-, Pellegrino, Louis., Roizen, Nancy J.
Format: Book
Published: Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Pub., c2007.
Edition:6th ed.
Table of Contents:
  • Genetics and developmental disabilities
  • Development before birth
  • Having a baby: the birth process
  • The first weeks of life
  • Environmental toxins
  • Infections and the fetus
  • Birth defects and prenatal diagnosis
  • Newborn screening: opportunities for prevention of developmental disabilities
  • Premature and small-for-dates infants
  • Nutrition and children with disabilities
  • Vision: our window to the world
  • Hearing: sounds and silences
  • The brain and nervous system
  • Muscles, bones, and nerves
  • Patterns in development and disability
  • Epidemiology of developmental disabilities
  • Developmental delay and intellectural disability
  • Down syndrome
  • X-linked syndromes causing intellectual disability
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Behavioral and psychiatric disorders in children with disabilities
  • Communication disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Attention deficits and hyperactivity
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Movement disorders
  • Neural tube defects
  • Epilepsy
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Feeding
  • Dental care: promoting health and preventing disease
  • Early intervention
  • Early intervention
  • Special education services
  • Behavioral principles, assessment, and therapy
  • Technological assistance
  • Physical therapy and occupational therapy
  • Exercise, sports, and recreation
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Caring and coping: helping the family of a child with a disability
  • Future expectations: transition from adolescence to adulthood
  • Health care delivery systems and financing issues.