Developmental Examination of Infants and Preschool Children

Developmental Examination of Infants and Preschool Children

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This book is a practical guide for primary-care doctors and health visitors involved in the detection of developmental problems in children whose parents are worried that their child is not developing like other children. It will be of assistance to pediatricians and pediatric neurologists in providing a developmental perspective in the diagnostic process in their work with children with chronic neurological disorders. The tests described have been standardized by the author and cover the essentials of developmental examination: history--including parents' views of their child's development; clinical tests of hearing; examination of visual behavior and visual acuity; observation of developing motor skills; language/performance profiles in which any substantial unevenness or an overall low score may reveal a developmental problem. In practice the range of average ability is wide, so a distinctive feature of this book is a standardized data base in graphical form that can be used to identify readily those children (lowest twenty percent) who warrant further specialist investigation or treatment. It is particularly relevant today when general practitioners are being directed to take an active role in such preventive work.... whether to set up a formal scheme in the practice, for developmental examination of children under five years of age. ... Child health doctors work in community health centres with a team of health visitors. They have a preventative role in advising mothers (within a designated area) on the health of infants and preschoolanbsp;...

Title:Developmental Examination of Infants and Preschool Children
Author:Dorothy F. Egan
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1990-01-01


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