Drawing upon the most up-to-date research in medical, clinical, and psycho-educational practice with children from birth to 3 years old, this foundational text details the ways in which specialists across disciplines can best support young children with medical and developmental concerns.
Designed to build a foundation of information, strategies, recommendations, and references, this comprehensive guide provides in-depth instruction on a wide range of both science- and practice-based topics, divided into four sections.
• Part 1 focuses on development and well-being during the first 3 years, particularly social and emotional development; developmental milestones; attachment; trauma, risk, and toxic stress; mental health resources and interventions; brain development; and nutrition and oral health.
• Part 2 provides information on developmental screening, observation, and assessment, including screening before and at delivery; gestational age; newborn care; choosing a screening tool; and the interface of assessment with early intervention.
• Part 3 provides a scientific foundation for understanding and coping with the diagnosis and treatment of medical and developmental challenges, including genetic disorders; hearing problems; respiratory distress; physical, motor, and neurologic impairments; obesity; and speech-language, feeding, and sensory processing disorders.
• Part 4 provides an introduction to collaborative care, community networks, and early intervention, offering strategies for strengthening resilience in families, supporting the mental health of children in military families, developing parental identity, creating a family-centered medical home, looking at the whole child, coordinating services for intervention, transitioning to preschool, and best practices for inclusive preschool.