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Palgrave Macmillan

Atypical Child Development in Context

ISBN 9780333949351
Publication Date March 2004
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This book considers the important issues of 'normality' and 'atypicality' in child development. Using various theoretical approaches to developmental psychology, it examines some of the main circumstances of atypical development from a psychological perspective. A range of topics are presented and linked through a theoretical framework, including

- emotional and behavioural difficulties
- child abuse
- learning difficulties

Possible explanations of the 'how's and 'why's of atypical development are discussed in relation to research findings. Implications for intervention and the family are presented.

With case studies throughout, Atypical Child Development in Context offers the reader an understanding of the circumstances and conditions associated with children experiencing difficulties in development, and will be of interest to students of child development, both typical and atypical, and to professionals in education, social work, nursing and allied disciplines.

JANET EMPSON is Principal Lecturer and Head of Psychology in the Social Science Division at Sheffield Hallam University. She is also chartered psychologist and full member of the health division of the British Psychological Society.

DABIE NABUZOKA is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University. His research interests include the social functioning of children with learning disabilities, and cultural influences on child development. He is the author of Children with Learning Disabilities: Social Functioning and Adjustment.

Introduction
Conceptual and Theoretical Approaches to Atypical Child Development; J.Empson & D.Nabuzoka
Risk Factors in Child Development; J.Empson
Child Abuse; J.Empson
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties; J.Empson & D.Hamilton
Learning Disability in Context; D.Nabuzoka
Intervention Approaches; D.Hamilton
Understanding Atypical Development in Context; J.Empson & D.Nabuzoka

DAVID HAMILTON Lecturer in the Department of Psychology and Disability Studies at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia

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