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Children with Disabilities -- Sixth Edition -- Edited by Mark L. Batshaw, M.D., Louis Pellegrino, M.D., & Nancy J. Roizen, M.D.

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"An invaluable and truly marvelous book, essential for practitioners who work with children with disabilities. This updated volume remains a model text with comprehensive coverage of all the developmental disabilities."

Fred R. Volkmar, M.D., Yale Child Study Center, Chief of Child Psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Now in a completely revised, peer-reviewed sixth edition, this is the leading reference for professionals working or preparing to work with children with disabilities and their families. A trusted bestseller since its first edition was published more than 25 years ago, Children with Disabilities has been reviewed and updated by leading authorities, so readers can be sure they're getting the very latest research on a wide range of disabilities:

  • intellectual disability
  • Down syndrome
  • autism spectrum disorders
  • communication disorders
  • cerebral palsy
  • neural tube defects
  • epilepsy
  • and more

Professionals will also learn from new and expanded content on key topics, such as prenatal and newborn screening, patterns in development, epidemiology, movement disorders, cognitive testing and screening, toxins, fetal infections, X-linked intellectual disability, and psychiatric disorders.

This comprehensive reference covers all the developmental, clinical, educational, family, and intervention issues included in previous editions, and it's enhanced with chapter objectives, vivid vignettes, and more than 200 helpful illustrations. With this essential book from the most respected voices in the disability field, professionals across disciplines will have the broad and deep knowledge they need to work effectively with children with disabilities and help them reach their full potential.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
About the Editors
A Personal Note to the Reader
Letters from Andrew Batshaw

I: As Life Begins

1. Genetics and Developmental Disabilities
Mark L. Batshaw

2. Development Before Birth
William H.J. Haffner

3. Having a Baby: The Birth Process
Jill E. Brown & Andrew J. Satin

4. The First Weeks of Life
Chrysanthe Gaitatzes, Taeun Chang, & Stephen Baumgart

5. Environmental Toxins
Philip W. Davidson & Gary J. Myers

6. Infections and the Fetus
Michael J. Bell

7. Birth Defects and Prenatal Diagnosis
Rhonda L. Schonberg & Cynthia J. Tifft

8. Newborn Screening: Opportunities for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities
Joan E. Pelligrino

9. Premature and Small-for-Dates Infants
Khodayar Rais-Bahrami & Billie Lou Short

II. The Developing Child

10. Nutrition and Children with Disabilities
Janet S. Isaacs

11. Vision: Our Window to the World
Marijean M. Miller & Sheryl J. Menacker

12. Hearing: Sounds and Silences
Gilbert R. Herer, Carol A. Knightly, & Annie G. Steinberg

13. The Brain and Nervous System
Amanda L. Yaun & Robert Keating

14. Muscles, Bones, and Nerves
Diana M. Escolar, Laura L. Tosi, Ana Carolina Tesi Rocha, & Anne Kennedy

15. Patterns in Development and Disability
Louis Pellegrino

III: Developmental Disabilities

16. Epidemiology of Developmental Disabilities
Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, Carolyn Drews-Botsch, & Kim Van Naarden Braun

17. Developmental Delay & Intellectual Disability
Mark L. Batshaw, Bruce Shapiro, & Michaela L.Z. Farber

18. Down Syndrome
Nancy J. Roizen

19. X-Linked Syndromes Causing Intellectual Disability
Gretchen A. Meyer

20. Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Mark L. Batshaw & Mendel Tuchman

21. Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders in Children with Disabilities
Adelaide Robb & Mark Reber

22. Communication Disorders
Sheela Stuart

23. Autism Spectrum Disorders
Susan L. Hyman & Kenneth E. Towbin

24. Attention Deficits and Hyperactivity
Marianne M. Glanzman & Nathan J. Blum

25. Specific Learning Disabilities
Bruce Shapiro, Robin P. Church, & M.E.B. Lewis

26. Cerebral Palsy
Louis Pellegrino

27. Movement Disorders
W. Bryan Burnette & Harvey S. Singer

28. Neural Tube Defects
Gregory S. Liptak

29. Epilepsy
Stephen L. Weinstein & William Davis Gaillard

30. Traumatic Brain Injury
Linda J. Michaud, Ann-Christine Duhaime, Shari L. Wade, Jeffrey P. Rabin, Dorothy O. Jones, & Mary F. Lazar

IV: 4. Interventions, Families, and Outcomes

31. Feeding
Peggy S. Eicher

32. Dental Care: Promoting Health and Preventing Disease
George Acs, Man Wai Ng, Mark L. Helpin, Howard M. Rosenberg, & Seth Canion

33. Early Intervention
Michael J. Guralnick & Charles J. Conlon

34. Special Education Services
Elissa Batshaw Claire, Robin P. Church, & Mark L. Batshaw

35. Behavior Principles, Assessment, and Therapy
Michael F. Cataldo, Sung Woo Kahng, Iser G. DeLeon, Brian K. Martens, Patrick C. Friman, & Marilyn Cataldo

36. Assistive Technology
Larry W. Desch

37. Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
Lisa A. Kurtz

38. Exercise, Sports, and Recreation
Sarah Helen Evans & Terry Adirim

39. Ethical Dilemmas
Tomas Jose Silber

40. Caring and Coping: Helping the Family of a Child with a Disability
Symme Wilson Trachtenberg, Karen Batshaw, and Michael Batshaw

41. Future Expectations: Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
Nienke P. Dosa, Patience H. White, & Vincent Schuyer

42. Health Care Delivery Systems and Financing Issues
Angelo P. Giardiino, Renee M. Turchi, & Alan E. Kohrt

Appendix A. Glossary
Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano

Appendix B. Syndromes and Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Erynn S. Gordon

Appendix C. Commonly Used Medications
Karl F. Gumpper

Appendix D. Childhood Disabilities Resources, Services, and Organizations
Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano

Appendix E. Cognitive Testing and Screening Testing
Nancy J. Roizen



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