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Child development

Robert C. Tasker, Robert J. McClure and Carlo L. Acerini

in Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199608300
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742712 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199608300.003.0015

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Child development

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Managing and living with disability 556

Normal development 557

Gross motor development 558

Fine motor development 559

Speech and language development 560

Social, emotional, and behavioural development 561

Developmental assessment 562

Neurodevelopmental delay 564

Learning difficulties/disabilities 566

Developmental co-ordination disorder 566

Communication difficulties 566

A diagnosis of a child with disability is invariably devastating for the family concerned. Parents will react in different ways and their needs and support will vary. Health professionals should provide clear, practical information and should be open, realistic, and honest in their approach. It is vital not to withhold information....

Chapter.  2256 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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