'Disorganized children' may display a range of behaviours symptomatic of, for example, ADHD, autism and conduct disorders, but they often fail to meet all the criteria for a clear diagnosis.
In this book, psychiatrists, speech, family and occupational therapists and neurodevelopment specialists present a range of behavioural and psychological strategies to help disorganized children improve concentration and performance in the classroom and deal with a variety of behaviour and social interaction difficulties. The authors also provide information and interventions for dyslexia, dyspraxia, OCD and schizophrenia, among others.
The combination of information, exercises and case studies makes this a valuable tool for use by parents, health care and teaching professionals, and the authors provide an insight into the mind of disorganized children and practical guidance on how best to help them achieve their full potential. --- from the publisher
Foreword. Introduction. Part 1: Child Development. 1. From 0-5 years, Uttom Chowdhury and Samuel M. Stein. 2. Cognitive function in children, Deborah Christie. 3. Abstraction and symbolisation, Rebecca Chilvers and Samuel M. Stein. 4. Theory of Mind, Ashlee Clifford and Samuel M. Stein. 5. Attachment, Sarah O'Reilly and Samuel M. Stein. Part 2: Neuro-Developmental Problems. 6. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Sharon Davies and Sue Jennings. 7. Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Alex Horne. 8. Behavioural Phenotypes, Christopher Roberts. 9. Developmental Dyspraxia, Sidney Chu. 10. Disorder of Attention, Motor Control and Perception, Christopher Gilberg. 11. Dyslexia, Kerry Bennet. 12. Epilepsy, Frank Besag. 13. Minimal Brain Dysfunction, Samuel M. Stein.14. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Uttom Chowdhury. 15. Obstretic Complications and Mental Health Problems, Alison Mantell. 16. Semantic Pragmatic Deficit Syndrome, Deba Choudhury and Uttom Chowdhury. 17. Schizophrenia, Paramala Santos, M. Tanveer Alam and Iris Carcani-Rathwell. 18. Tics and Tourette's Syndrome, Uttom Chowdhury. Part 3: Disorganized Children. 19. The Disorganized Child, Samuel M. Stein and Uttom Chowdhury. Part 4: Principles of Management. 20. A Child Psychiatry Approach, Uttom Chowdhury and Samuel M. Stein. 21. A Clinical Psychology Approach, Helen Rodwell and Estelle Macdonald. 22. A Child Psychotherapy Approach, Samuel M. Stein and Uttom Chowdhury. 23. A Classroom Approach, Val Burgess and Uttom Chowdhury. 24. A Family Therapy Approach, Daničle Wichené and Samuel M. Stein. 25. An Occupational Therapy Approach, Sharon Drew. 26. Group Therapy Approaches, Estelle MacDonald and Uttom Chowdhury. Useful Information. Index.