2nd Edition

From Birth to Five Years SET

    346 Pages
    by Routledge

    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 fifth 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 companion volume, From Birth to Five Years: Practical Developmental Examination, now in its second edition, 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 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, 5th edition, and From Birth to Five Years: Practical Developmental Examination, 2nd edition, together at a reduced price.

    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.