Mary Sheridan’s From Birth to Five Years is widely regarded as the go-to reference for health, education and social care professionals, or anyone concerned with the developmental progress of pre-school children. In this new fourth edition, the text has been developed to further align it with current child development philosophies and practices, and to support the wider group of professionals that are now required to take steps for promoting children’s development as part of their assessment and management plans.
To complement this book, a new companion volume, From Birth to Five Years: Practical Developmental Examination, offers a step-by-step ‘how to’ guide, including guidance on enquiry and observation, how to chart typical and atypical patterns, and ‘red flags’ for recognising significant delay or abnormality.
To consolidate and expand on the practical and theoretical information across both books, a new companion website is available at www.routledge.com/cw/sharma, which includes the following additional learning material:
- An interactive timeline of the key developmental domains
- Introductions to theory with links to further reading
- Research summaries
- Video clips demonstrating practical assessment skills.
Buy both Mary Sheridan's From Birth to Five Years: Children's Developmental Progress, 4th edition and From Birth to Five Years: Practical Developmental Examination together at a reduced price.
Table of Contents
Mary Sheridan's From Birth to Five Years: Children's Developmental Progress, 4th edition
Introduction Section 1: Illustrated Charts of Children’s Developmental Progress Section 2: Domains of Developmental Progress Motor Development Fine Motor, Perceptual and Non-Verbal Cognitive Development Speech, Language and Communication Social Behaviour and Play Early Literacy Development Self-Regulation of Emotions and Attention Attachment, Temperament and the Development of Self Vision and Hearing
From Birth to Five Years: Practical Developmental Examination
Section 1: A Practical Framework for Developmental Examination 1. Influences on Development 2. Promoting, Protective and Risk Factors Section 2: Vision and Hearing 3. Self-Care and Independence 4. Motor Development 5. Fine Motor and Non-Verbal Cognitive Development 6. Speech, Language and Communication 7. Social Behaviour and Play 8. Attention, Impulsivity and Activity Level 9. Emotional Regulation and Behaviour 10. Physical Examination and Investigations Section 3: Making Sense of Findings 11. Communicating with Parents and Carers Section 4: Web-Based Resources 12. Glossary Pictures to Help Examination of Non-Verbal and Verbal Skills
Ajay Sharma is a Consultant Community Paediatrician at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in Southwark, London.
Helen Cockerill is a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in Southwark, London.