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3rd Edition

Children in Difficulty
A guide to understanding and helping

ISBN 9780415672634
Published January 25, 2012 by Routledge
288 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Written by two leading experts in the field, this welcome third edition of Children in Difficulty: A guide to understanding and helping discusses some of the most common, yet incapacitating, difficulties that are frequently encountered by young children and adolescents.

This includes such topics as:

  • ADHD
  • disruptiveness and challenging behaviour in schools and classrooms
  • dyslexia and reading disability
  • eating disorders
  • oppositional defiance, conduct and attachment disorders
  • childhood depression
  • school refusal
  • developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia)
  • less common mental health problems, such as bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • traumatic and stressful situations
  • drug and solvent abuse.

The third edition of this book includes brand new insights from the fields of genetics and neuroscience and ensures claims for the effectiveness of specific interventions are supported by rigorous, scientific evidence. By drawing upon high level scientific and clinical knowledge and distilling it in a way that is accessible to professionals from a range of child care disciplines, this book will be of significant value to those working in education, health or social care, and anyone who needs to be able to recognise and help children in difficulty.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder  3. Attachment Disorder  4. Depression and Self Harm  5. Less common mental health problems  6. Oppositional defiance and conduct problems in young children  7. Disruption in school  8. Dyslexia  9. Traumatic and Stressful Events  10. School Refusal  11. Eating Disorders  12. Developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia)

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Julian Elliott is Principal of Collingwood College, and Professor of Education, at Durham University, UK.

Maurice Place is Visiting Professor of Child & Family Psychiatry at Northumbria University, UK.