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  • Paperback: 382 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (11 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470918853
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470918852
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 3.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 226,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Grasp a child′s cognitivedevelopment, detectabnormalities, and learnwhat to do next

An essential guide for parents, teachers, and caregivers, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides an informational guide to cognitive development at every stage of a child′s life, as well as expert tips and guidance on how to diagnose, treat, and overcome the cognitive barriers that impede learning and development.

  • The nuts and bolts delve into the soup of kids′ development, including biology, psychology, learning, environment, and culture

  • What makes kids tick? discover how heredity, environment, experience, and culture interact to determine a child′s physical and emotional development

  • Watch them grow get an understanding of what a "normal" childhood should look like from conception through adolescence, and the types of behaviors to anticipate throughout

  • Learn to spot trouble find out what can go wrong during a child′s development, from physical problems like chronic illness to psychological problems like autism

  • Ask for help get expert guidance on the therapies and interventions that work, and how you can collaborate with professionals for an even better outcome

Open the book and find:

  • Physical, mental, and social development from conception through adolescence

  • Treatments and interventions that work

  • Physical and psychological problems that interfere with normal development

  • Common behavior disorders

  • The aftermath of abuse, trauma, and neglect

  • What to expect from therapy and medication

  • How to help kids cope at school

Learn to:

  • Understand the difference between "bad behavior" and behavior disorders

  • Know whether a child is ready for school

  • Help a child control impulses, develop self–esteem, and have good relationships

About the Author

Laura L. Smith, PhD, is a clinical and school psychologist. Charles H. Elliott, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Together they have written several books, including Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies and Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder For Dummies.

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