Autism 360

Autism 360
Author: Undurti N. Das,Neophytos Papaneophytou,Tatyana El-Kour
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 0128184671
ISBN 13: 9780128184677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autism 360 Book Review:

Autism 360 uses a hybrid and transdisciplinary methodology to identify mechanisms on how autism is prevented, diagnosed, treated and managed within personal and social constructs around the world. Adopting a lifespan approach, the book discusses lifestyle challenges and emphasizes issues relating to neurodiversity, individuality, best practices, and support of both people on the spectrum and their families. This book will help change population and individual attitudes and behaviors regarding autism. Its ultimate goal is to empower readers to become both agents of change and an integral part of the solution. Covers topics from the prevention and treatment of autism and how to live with it Adopts an integrated methods approach Features field experiences Provides valuable syntheses of scattered material Compares cross-cultural learnings Discusses the education and employment of those with autism

Neurobiological Issues in Autism

Neurobiological Issues in Autism
Author: Eric Schopler,Gary B. Mesibov
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2013-11-22
ISBN 10: 1489919929
ISBN 13: 9781489919922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurobiological Issues in Autism Book Review:

As a division of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at ChapeI Hili, TEACCH has always been involved in the latest biological research on autism and related developmental disabilities. However, until now there has not been sufficient information to justify aseparate volume on this most important topic. Recent advances both in our under standing of the brain and in the technology to facilitate the measurement of neurological functioning have stimulated significant growth, which is reflected in this volume. As with the preceding books in this series, Current Issues in Autism, this volume is based on one of the annual TEACCH conferences held in ChapeI Hili each May. The books are not simply published proceedings of the conference papers, however. lnstead, conference participants are asked to develop chapters around their presentations, and other international experts whose work is beyond the scope of the conference, but related to the major theme, are asked to contribute as weil. These volumes are intended to provide the most current knowledge and professional practice available to us concerning major issues in autism.

Emerging Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Emerging Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author: Neophytos Papaneophytou,Undurti N. Das
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2021-06-10
ISBN 10: 0323859771
ISBN 13: 9780323859776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorder Book Review:

Emerging Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Improving Communication, Behavior, and Family Dynamics brings forward a hybrid and a transdisciplinary methodology to identify methods used to diagnose, treat, and manage those with autism within personal and social constructs and values building exemplary international experiences from across the globe. Luminary experts offer their superb level of expertise through their research, experience, and clinical work. The book addresses all the aspects of care, lifespan, and lifestyle issues from treatment to living. It will emphasize issues related to neurodiversity, individuality, best practices, and support of people on the Autism Spectrum and their families. In addition, this book includes specific case studies, highlighting family experiences and the application of best practices by therapists thereof. Provides a multidisciplinary approach of the diagnosis, management and treatment of autism spectrum disorders Includes specific case studies highlighting family experiences Emphasizes issues related to neurodiversity, individuality and improving quality of life

Handbook of Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Handbook of Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Author: Cheryl Bodiford McNeil,Lauren Borduin Quetsch,Cynthia M. Anderson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 761
Release: 2019-02-06
ISBN 10: 3030032132
ISBN 13: 9783030032135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum Book Review:

This handbook offers a theoretical foundation for the adaptation of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. The volume examines current treatments for children with ASD and provides a rationale for why PCIT is considered a strong option to address many of the concerns found within this population of children and families. It presents an overview of PCIT theory, the goals of PCIT, the unique aspects of the treatment, and the exceptional outcomes. The handbook demonstrates the versatility of PCIT in conjunction with standard science-based therapies in addressing specific behavioral problems in this young population. Chapters provide a theoretical basis for PCIT, the empirical evidence for its efficacy, clinical considerations, and training issues. Chapters also offer a selection of case studies that help illustrate how PCIT has been successful in treating children with autism. The handbook concludes by identifying the gaps that need to be addressed by future research. Topics featured in the Handbook include: A clinical description of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. The effects of medication for individuals with ASD. The importance of parent-child interactions in social communication and development. Teaching complex social behavior to children with ASD. Internet-delivered PCIT (I-PCIT) for children with autism. Child-Directed Interaction treatments for children with ASD. Parent-Directed Interaction treatments for children on the autism spectrum. The Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, clinicians/practitioners/therapists, and graduate students across many interrelated disciplines, including child and school psychology, behavioral therapy, social work, child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatrics, and family studies as well as occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavior analysis, and speech therapy.

The Autism Revolution

The Autism Revolution
Author: Martha R. Herbert,Karen Weintraub
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0345527194
ISBN 13: 9780345527196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autism Revolution Book Review:

Outlines a new approach to autism that considers how it may be a bodily disease that affects the brain and can be treated by removing physical and environmental triggers, including specific foods, toxins, viruses, and stressors.

A Positive Approach to Autism

A Positive Approach to Autism
Author: Stella Waterhouse
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781853028083
ISBN 13: 1853028088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Positive Approach to Autism Book Review:

In "A Positive Approach to Autism, " Waterhouse investigates the autistic perception on the world, and defines what autism is in terms of causes, symptoms and behaviors, including a thorough explanation of current theories on brain structure. As well as describing medical treatments, Waterhouse examines how the more distressing symptoms of autism can be dealt with through diet, homeopathy, play therapy, and other alternative treatments. This is a practical and sympathetic book, which should be read by all those whose children are diagnosed with autism.

Rethinking Autism

Rethinking Autism
Author: Lynn Waterhouse
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-12-17
ISBN 10: 0123914132
ISBN 13: 9780123914132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Autism Book Review:

The media, scientific researchers, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual all refer to "autism" as if it were a single disorder or a single disorder over a spectrum. However, autism is unlike any single disorder in a variety of ways. No single brain deficit is found to cause it, no single drug is found to affect it, and no single cause or cure has been found despite tremendous research efforts to find same. Rethinking Autism reviews the scientific research on causes, symptomology, course, and treatment done to date...and draws the potentially shocking conclusion that "autism" does not exist as a single disorder. The conglomeration of symptoms exists, but like fever, those symptoms aren’t a disease in themselves, but rather a result of some other cause(s). Only by ceasing to think of autism as a single disorder can we ever advance research to more accurately parse why these symptoms occur and what the different and varied causes may be. Autism is a massive worldwide problem with increasing prevalence rates, now thought to be as high as 1 in 38 children (Korea) and 1 in 100 children (CDC- US) Autism is the 3rd most common developmental disability; 400,000 people in the United States alone have autism Autism affects the entire brain, including communication, social behavior, and reasoning and is lifelong There is no known cause and no cure Funding for autism research quadrupled from 1995 to 2000 up to $45 million, and the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee has recommended $1 billion funding from 2010-2015

Facing Autism

Facing Autism
Author: Lynn M. Hamilton
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-09-30
ISBN 10: 0307569039
ISBN 13: 9780307569035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing Autism Book Review:

Don't Let Autism Have the Last Word in Your Child's Life. Perhaps one of the most devastating things you can learn as a parent is that your child has been diagnosed with autism. A multifaceted disorder, autism has long baffled parents and professionals alike. At one time, doctors gave parents virtually no hope for combating the disorder. But in recent years, new treatments and therapies have demonstrated that improvement is possible. With intensive, early intervention, some children have recovered from autism and have been integrated into school, indistinguishable from their peers. Discover ten things you can do to begin battling your child's autism right now. See why Applied Behavior Analysis has become parents' treatment of choice, and examine its impressive results. Get information on cutting-edge biomedical treatments such as secretin and immunotherapy. Learn how dietary intervention can positively impact your child's behavior. Find out what additional therapies can offer - including sensory and auditory integration. Explore loving ways to keep your family together when your world is torn apart. Children with autism do have the possibility to improve greatly, and some even overcome the effects of autism, if appropriate therapies are begun early enough. Discover the steps you can take today to begin the fight for your child's future in Facing Autism.

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Mental Health Treatment

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Mental Health Treatment
Author: Guazzaroni, Giuliana
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-11-02
ISBN 10: 1522571698
ISBN 13: 9781522571698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Mental Health Treatment Book Review:

Medical and technological organizations have recently developed therapy and assistance solutions that venture beyond what is considered conventional for individuals with various mental health conditions and behavioral disorders such as autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety disorders, phobias, and learning difficulties. Through the use of virtual and augmented reality, researchers are working to provide alternative therapy methods to treat these conditions, while studying the long-term effects the treatment has on patients. Virtual and Augmented Reality in Mental Health Treatment provides innovative insights into the use and durability of virtual reality as a treatment for various behavioral and emotional disorders and health problems. The content within this publication represents the work of e-learning, digital psychology, and quality of care. It is designed for psychologists, psychiatrists, professionals, medical staff, educators, and researchers, and covers topics centered on medical and therapeutic applications of artificial intelligence and simulated environment.

Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism 2010 2011

Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism 2010 2011
Author: Ken Siri
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 850
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN 10: 1626367760
ISBN 13: 9781626367760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism 2010 2011 Book Review:

For parents of children with autism, research is a full-time job. For parents with limited time, ability, or resources to do this, Ken Siri and Tony Lyons have compiled the latest in autism theory, research, and treatment. Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism contains contributions from more than eighty experts on a variety of therapies, models, and multifaceted evaluation and treatment centers. Each contributor gives the reader a basic description of the topic, including its scientific rationale, development, risks, and benefits. Siri and Lyons include the therapies of the future, focusing on current clinical trials, ongoing research, and the researchers striving to better understand autism and find new treatments.

Outsmarting Autism Updated and Expanded

Outsmarting Autism  Updated and Expanded
Author: Patricia S. Lemer
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 1623173213
ISBN 13: 9781623173210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outsmarting Autism Updated and Expanded Book Review:

Nautilus Award Winner, 2019--Silver in Parenting & Family A comprehensive resource for parents, therapists, caregivers, and educators, packed with lifelong strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) management and support Newly revised and updated, this user-friendly guide addresses autism identification, treatment, and prevention from pre-conception through adulthood. Outsmarting Autism describes more than 50 practical approaches with proven efficacy, including lifestyle modification, dietary considerations, and boosting the immune system. After health improves, focus turns to developing the sensory foundations for communication, social skills, and learning. Patricia Lemer's approach is grounded in research on multifactorial causes, or "Total Load Theory," which explains that developmental delays are caused not by one single factor, but by an overload of environmental stressors on genetically vulnerable individuals. Because every person with autism is unique, this book guides readers to the therapies that may be right for each individual, helping to make the difference between management and healing. New research on topics like stem cells, cannabis, and dentistry is now included.

Simple Autism Strategies for Home and School

Simple Autism Strategies for Home and School
Author: Sarah Cobbe
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2019-03-21
ISBN 10: 1784508179
ISBN 13: 9781784508173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simple Autism Strategies for Home and School Book Review:

Offering a unique overview of a child's point of view of life with autism, this guidebook will help parents and teachers better understand how this condition is experienced in day to day life. Organised by topic for easy reference, it explores the issues that can arise in everyday situations from toilet training to homework. Learning points, situation-specific activities, and further resources offer practical guidance, while discussion tools such as original poetry illustrate the perspectives of children with autism. Concise and accessible, this book takes a creative approach to understanding autism, and will be an invaluable reference book.

Real VR Immersive Digital Reality

Real VR     Immersive Digital Reality
Author: Marcus Magnor,Alexander Sorkine-Hornung
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN 10: 3030418162
ISBN 13: 9783030418168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real VR Immersive Digital Reality Book Review:

With the advent of consumer-market Virtual Reality (VR) technology, the next revolution in visual entertainment is already on the horizon: real VR will enable us to experience live-action movies, sports broadcasts, concert videos, etc. in true visual (and aural) immersion. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the algorithms and methods that make it possible to immerse into real-world recordings. It brings together the expertise of internationally renowned experts from academia and industry who present the state of the art in this fascinating, interdisciplinary new research field. Written by and for scientists, engineers, and practitioners, this book is the definitive reference for anyone interested in finding out about how to import the real world into head-mounted displays.

1 001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys

1 001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys
Author: Ken Siri
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2010-10-23
ISBN 10: 1628732164
ISBN 13: 9781628732160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1 001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys Book Review:

Current research shows that as many as one in seventy boys in the United States now has autism. Parents of these boys become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments. After countless hours of study, Ken Siri shares what he has learned. Following his comprehensive guide to treatment options, Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism, he now presents the essential guide to parenting a boy with autism. In 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys you will learn about navigating puberty with your son including issues such as personal hygiene, inappropriate touching, and sex. Parents of autistic boys contend with many unique problems due to increases in size, strength, and aggression as the boy ages. How do you keep both yourself and your son safe when he is suddenly twice your size? Other topics will include: Teaching your son about grooming, washing, and deodorant Choosing a school Getting insurance to cover treatments How to handle bullying Legal issues and Medicaid pros and cons Maintaining a social life for both you and your son Handling marital stress and divorce Where to go on vacation And many more! From what to do when you first suspect your son might have autism, to coping with the first diagnosis, to following up with comprehensive evaluation, continuing education, and treatment, 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys is the book that every parent of an autistic boy needs.

Nutritional and Herbal Therapies for Children and Adolescents

Nutritional and Herbal Therapies for Children and Adolescents
Author: George M. Kapalka
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2009-11-06
ISBN 10: 9780080958019
ISBN 13: 008095801X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutritional and Herbal Therapies for Children and Adolescents Book Review:

This volume assists practicing mental health professionals in expanding their knowledge about nutritional and herbal interventions that can be attempted as alternatives to prescription medications. Designed to provide guidance for non-medical caregivers treating children and adolescents who present with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties such as such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, sleep difficulties, impulsivity, distractibility, and other psychological and psychiatric disorders, the volume provides a comprehensive discussion of naturopathic solutions based on existing research. In areas where research is not extensive, conclusions are provided about potentially beneficial effects based on the specific pharmacologic action of the compounds. Dosage for specific age groups, schedules of administration, dietary considerations (i.e., whether or not to take the supplement with food), monitoring for response and adverse effects, signs of dangerous reactions, and the need to control interactions with other compounds (i.e., prescription medications) are thoroughly reviewed with regard to each supplement discussed in the book. Reviews specific psychological disorders (i.e. ADHD, depression, mania, anxiety, sleep difficulties, tic behaviors and autism) and the available data about their treatment with the use of nutritional and herbal supplements. Provides rationale for the use of every specific compound with detailed recommendations tailored for each age group with regard to the dosage, frequency of administration, possible dangers and monitoring for side effects. Discusses claims of efficacy used to market various products and ground those claims within fully vetted scientific research. Discusses neurobiology, pharmacodynamics and pharmokinetics in detailed but accessible language *Non-medical clinicians with limited knowledge of medicine and pharmacology come away with understanding of key issues involved in Fully covers assessment, diagnosis & treatment of children and adolescents, focusing on evidence-based practices *Consolidates broadly distributed literature into single source and specifically relates evidence-based tools to practical treatment, saving clinicians time in obtaining and translating information and improving the level of care they can provide Detailed how-to explanation of practical evidence-based treatment techniques *Gives reader firm grasp of how to more effectively treat patients Material related to diversity (including race, ethnicity, gender and social class) integrated into each chapter *Prepares readers for treating the wide range of youth they will encounter in practice

Handbook of Research on Critical Issues in Special Education for School Rehabilitation Practices

Handbook of Research on Critical Issues in Special Education for School Rehabilitation Practices
Author: Singh, Ajay,Yeh, Chia Jung,Blanchard, Sheresa,Anunciação, Luis
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2021-04-23
ISBN 10: 1799876322
ISBN 13: 9781799876328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Critical Issues in Special Education for School Rehabilitation Practices Book Review:

Rehabilitation professionals working with students with disabilities and the families of those students face unique challenges in providing inclusive services to special education student populations. There needs to be a focus on adaptive teaching methods that provide quality experience for students with varying disabilities to promote student success and inclusivity. Critical issues within these practices span autism, diverse students, gifted education, learning disabilities, behavioral and emotional disorders, and more. With having many different types of students with vastly different situations, it is important for rehabilitation professionals to understand the best practices and learning systems for special education students who have a wide range of needs and challenges. The Handbook of Research on Critical Issues in Special Education for School Rehabilitation Practices focuses on the issues and challenges rehabilitation professionals face in special education and how they can provide inclusive and effective services to diverse student populations. This book highlights topics such as culturally responsive teacher preparation, artificial intelligence in the classroom, universal design, inclusive development, and school rehabilitation and explores the effects these newfound practices in education have on various types of students with disabilities. This book is essential for special education teachers, administrators, counselors, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in the new methods, theories, and solutions for the best practices in inclusive and effective special education.

An Evidence Based Guide to Combining Interventions with Sensory Integration in Pediatric Practice

An Evidence Based Guide to Combining Interventions with Sensory Integration in Pediatric Practice
Author: Erna Imperatore Blanche,Clare Giuffrida,Mary Hallway,Bryant Edwards,Lisa A. Test
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN 10: 1000481670
ISBN 13: 9781000481679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Evidence Based Guide to Combining Interventions with Sensory Integration in Pediatric Practice Book Review:

This book offers practical ideas on the combination of sensory integration theory principles with other evidence-based approaches in the evaluation and treatment of multifaceted issues in children with disabilities. Using the ICF Model, a Clinical Reasoning Model, and featuring numerous case studies, the opening chapters focus on the evidence for combining intervention approaches with diagnoses most often encountered in clinical practice. The latter half of the book covers the delivery of services using blended intervention approaches in different settings, such as the school, the hospital, and in nature. Featured are existing community programs illustrating the combination of approaches in practice. Appendices include reproducible resources, a guide to assessments, and approaches. The text will guide occupational therapists and other health professionals working with children and adolescents across a variety of settings in using clinical reasoning skills in a systematic manner that will lead to better interventions.

A2 Level Psychology

A2 Level Psychology
Author: Michael W. Eysenck
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 814
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 135122641X
ISBN 13: 9781351226417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A2 Level Psychology Book Review:

This thoroughly updated edition of the bestselling Psychology for A2 Level has been written specifically for the new AQA-A Psychology A2-level specification for teaching from September 2009. It is the ideal follow-up to AS Level Psychology, 4th edition by the same author, but also to any AS-level textbook. This full-colour book, which builds on the ideas and insights explored at AS Level to promote a deeper understanding of psychology, is written in an engaging and accessible style by a highly experienced author. It incorporates contributions, advice and feedback from a host of A-Level teachers and psychologists including Philip Banyard, Evie Bentley, Clare Charles, Diana Dwyer, Mark Griffiths and Craig Roberts. At this level, students select options from a range of specified topics and this book includes chapters on all of the compulsory and optional topics that are on the new A2 syllabus in sufficient depth for the requirements of the course. It has a new focus on the nature and scope of psychology as a science with an emphasis on how science works, and guidance on how to engage students in practical scientific research activities. Presented in a clear, reader-friendly layout, the book is packed with advice on exam technique, hints and tips to give students the best chance possible of achieving the highest grade. The book is supported by our comprehensive package of online student and teacher resources, A2 Psychology Online. Student resources feature a wealth of multimedia materials to bring the subject to life, including our new A2 revision guide and A2 Workbook, multiple choice quizzes, revision question tips, interactive exercises and podcasts by key figures in psychology. Teacher resources include a teaching plan, chapter-by-chapter lecture presentations, and classroom exercises and activities.

The Practitioner s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs

The Practitioner   s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs
Author: Alan J. Gelenberg,Ellen L. Bassuk,Stephen C. Schoonover
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 1475711379
ISBN 13: 9781475711370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practitioner s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs Book Review:

In the eight years since the publication of the second edition of this Guide, psycho phannacotherapy has made many advances not only through the discovery of new medications but by the effective directing of their use to an ever-increasing variety of clinical disorders. These welcome developments are reflected in the concurrent growth and development of the Guide itself, which now enters adulthood with renewed vigor. Under the thoughtful and scholarly leadership of Dr. Alan Gelenberg, the third edition has undergone a significant transformation designed to meet the needs of the modem clinician. The panel of contributors is nearly double that of the former edition with the addition of nine new authors, who have helped in the major revision and rewriting of the text and in a broadening of the topics included. As a conse quence, the reader is assured of a thorough and thoroughly up-to-date coverage of current psychopharmacology that is both accurate and aimed at clinical utility. Having reached maturity, the third edition, while maintaining the lineaments of its earlier versions, is a considerably expanded and strengthened guide to treatment. Although now more encyclopedic in content, the new Practitioner' s Guide to Psy choactive Drugs retains the virtues of a clinical vade mecum that informed its predecessors and have eamed it a place by the patient's bedside for weIl over a decade. One may confidently anticipate its long and flourishing career in the years ahead. John C. Nemiah, M.D.

Practical Paediatric Problems in Primary Care

Practical Paediatric Problems in Primary Care
Author: Michael J Bannon,Yvonne Carter OBE
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2007-04-26
ISBN 10: 0191574783
ISBN 13: 9780191574788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Paediatric Problems in Primary Care Book Review:

General practitioners (GPs) and other members of the Primary Health Care Team (PHCT) play a crucial role in the provision of health care for children. At least 25% of GP consultations are with children, and many of the problems encountered are specific to this population group. However, children do not represent a homogeneous population and several ages of childhood are recognised, each with its unique set of illnesses and problems: the neonate, infant, pre-school child, school age child and the adolescent. Furthermore, both the childhood population and their illnesses change with time; new illnesses such as HIV have appeared and others, not seen for many years (such as rickets, tuberculosis and congenital rubella syndrome) have returned. Thus a comprehensive knowledge of the varied aspects of child health is needed; recognition of the acutely ill child, developmental surveillance, immunisation, treatment of chronic illness, and psycho-social issues. GPs are also increasingly involved in influencing configuration and the commissioning of services at a local level. This textbook provides practical guidance for GPs, GP registrars, practice nurses and health visitors dealing with child health in the 21st century. It undertakes a focused, problem-orientated approach based on the more common childhood problems encountered by GPs. Each chapter includes the essential background theory, but the emphasis is on making the clinical approach relevant and sensitive to primary care. Solutions to clinical scenarios are provided, based upon current, best available evidence. Site and system specific chapters are combined with sections looking at wider issues such as ethics and law, multicultural issues, and immunisation.