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Disorganized Children

Disorganized Children

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Edited by Samuel M. Stein and Uttom Chowdhury

Quick Overview

In this book, psychiatrists, speech, family and occupational therapists and neurodevelopment specialists present a range of behavioural and psychological strategies to help disorganized children improve concentration and performance in the classroom and deal with a variety of behaviour and social interaction difficulties.
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Paperback / softback
2006, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 344pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-148-2
£19.99
Ebook
2006, ePUB, 344pp
ISBN: 978-1-84642-496-0
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£19.99

Description

Although children with mild neuro-developmental problems have been known to physicians for decades, they are increasingly coming to the attention of healthcare professionals and teachers.

Careful assessment may identify features of neurological presentations such as ADHD, ASD, OCD, dyslexia or Tourette syndrome which may not warrant formal diagnosis, but will still seriously impair the child's daily function. Disorganized children are therefore an invisible and often overlooked group of young people. However, when parents and teachers implement innovative and creative strategies, these children and adolescents invariably flourish.

This book explores the multi-disciplinary approaches, which can be managed psychologically or educationally. The combination of information, exercises and case studies makes it a valuable tool for parents, healthcare and teaching professionals, providing important insights and practical guidance.

Reviews

'There are chapters on cognitive functions; abstraction and symbolisation; theory of mind; attachment; and a wide range or disorders such as ADHD, autism, dyslexia, epilepsy, minimal brain dysfunction, obsessive compulsive disorders, schizophrenia, and tic and Tourette syndrome.' (The symptoms of these disorders are listed clearly for parents and professionals, with case studies.) There are also chapters on child psychiatry, clinical psychology, child psychotherapy, the classroom, family therapy, occupational and group therapy.'
- YoungMinds Magazine

'There is no doubt that its strength lies in the fact that it contains a wealth of valuable information.'
- YoungMinds Magazine

'This book focuses on multi-disciplinary approaches that address the difficulties faced by disorganised children. It provides an insight into the symptoms of these children and guidance on how to help them reach their full potential.'
- YoungMinds Magazine

'This book, edited by consultants experienced in child, adolescent and family psychiatry, is aimed at parents, healthcare and teaching professionals to gain insight and practical guidance from the information, exercises and case studies within to use as a tool to best help disorganized children.'
- The National Child-minding Asssociation

'This is an excellent book, highly-recommended for those wanting to develop their knowledge and understanding of neuro-developmental conditions and how they can affect individuals.'
- Dyslexia Contact

Authors

Contributions by: Rebecca Chilvers