Originally published in 1986, there was a divorce between the immense amount of research taking place in child psychology and the real world of professional carers or teachers working with children at the time. The aim of this book was therefore to examine the relationship between research and practice in order to promote links between the two. The discussions are wide-ranging and the book will be of interest to many groups of readers. These include: (1) developmental psychologists and others involved in applied research with children and their families; (2) those involved in training professionals such as teachers, social workers and speech therapists who will work with children; (3) educational and clinical psychologists whose work involves psychological intervention with children and their caretakers; and (4) students of educational or child psychology.
Table of Contents
List of Figures. Preface. Introduction. Part 1: Families 1. The Parental Empowerment Process: Building on Family Strengths Moncrieff Cochran 2. Presenting Psychological Knowledge to Mothers of Young Children Pam Harris 3. Advising Parents of Young Deaf Children: Implications and Assumptions Susan Gregory 4. Ways of Increasing Parental Involvement in Children’s Development and Education Sheila Wolfendale Part 2: Schools 5. From Psychology to Instruction Leslie Smith 6. Developmental Psychology and the Pre-school Curriculum Kathy Sylva 7. The Contribution of Developmental Psychology to the Education of Mentally Handicapped Children in Special Schools John Harris 8. The Derbyshire Language Scheme: Research to Practice in Remedial Language Teaching Mark Masidlover 9. Political Constraints on the Use of Research Findings in Schools: Experience in England and New Zealand David Galloway Part 3: Professional Training 10. Developmental Psychology Applied to Teacher Training Charles Desforges 11. Evolving Clinical Practice from Research Findings: The Problem of Professional Education Kay Mogford 12. Service-based Research Roy McConkey. Overview. Contributors. Author Index. Subject Index.