Information on the special needs and natures of twins and multiples is often difficult for professionals to obtain. Twin and Triplet Psychology fills this gap, helping professionals to be better-equipped to offer advice to parents and twins alike.
Examining the psychology of twinship throughout the lifespan, the book includes chapters on:
* twins in-utero temperament development and inter-twin behaviour before and after birth
* antenatal and postnatal influences on family relationships
* twins with special needs
* the death of a twin
* twins in secondary school and adolescence.
Chapter 1. The Importance of understanding the psychology of twin and triplet relationships Audrey Sandbank, registered family psychotherapist in private practice and Hon. Consultant Family Therapist to the Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) 2. Twins in utero temperament development and intertwin behaviour before and after birth Alessandra Piontelli, University of Milano, Italy 3. Antenatal and postnatal influences on family relationships Jane A Spillman, was for fifteen years the Hon. Medical Research Consultant for the Twin and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) and remains a member of their Advisory Board. 4. Twins and language development Kay Mogford-Bevan, Newcastle University, UK 5. Twins with special needs Elizabeth M Bryan, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London, Imperial College Medical School and Medical Director of the Multiple Births Foundation. She is President of the International Society of Twin Studies. 6. Meeting the educational needs of pre-school and primary aged twins and higher multiples Pat Preedy, Head Teacher of Knowle Church of England Primary School, Solihull, UK and Education Research Consultant for the Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA). 7. The psychology of triplets Britta Alin Akerman, Stockholm Institute of Education, Sweden 8. Twins in secondary school and adolescence Professor David A Hay, National Patron of the Australian Multiple Birth Association (Inc.) 9. Growth and development of twins John M H Buckler, Leeds University, UK 10. Twins and family relationships Audrey C Sandbank 11. The death of a twin Elizabeth M Bryan.