Enhancing Early Child Development

A Handbook for Clinicians

  • Durriyah Sinno
  • Lama Charafeddine
  • Mohamad Mikati

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Durriyah Sinno, Lama Charafeddine, Mohamad Mikati
    Pages 1-15
  3. Durriyah Sinno, Lama Charafeddine, Mohamad Mikati
    Pages 17-66
  4. Durriyah Sinno, Lama Charafeddine, Mohamad Mikati
    Pages 67-114
  5. Durriyah Sinno, Lama Charafeddine, Mohamad Mikati
    Pages 115-127
  6. Durriyah Sinno, Lama Charafeddine, Mohamad Mikati
    Pages 129-145
  7. Durriyah Sinno, Lama Charafeddine, Mohamad Mikati
    Pages 147-158
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 159-164

About this book

Introduction

Early childhood development refers to the skills that children acquire within their first five years of life, which lay the foundation for future learning. Children need care and support to stimulate their growth and healthy development. The stimulation of language, understanding, personal, social and motor skills of the child are important at an early age and it is one of the primary physicians’ responsibilities to give proper advice to parents on how to promote their children’s physical and mental development. Enhancing Early Child Development: A Handbook for Clinicians is a quick reference guide for pediatricians, clinicians, and pediatric nurse practitioners that aims at promoting early stimulation and intervention for optimizing development of normal children as well as children with cerebral palsy and autism. Designed to be used in daily practice, this book will provide counsel for clinicians, parents and caregivers and advise them on the appropriate methods to enhance their child’s development at different ages based on their health condition. In addition, Enhancing Early Child Development: A Handbook for Clinicians, incorporates a summary of the manual entitled "Counsel the Family on Care for Child Development" developed by UNICEF and WHO, which addresses child development in low resource countries.

Keywords

Breastfeeding Development of Autistic Children Development of Children with Cerebral Palsy Developmental Delay Mental handicap Normal Child Development Nutrition Trisomy 21 UNICEF Early Intervention Program

Authors and affiliations

  • Durriyah Sinno
    • 1
  • Lama Charafeddine
    • 2
  • Mohamad Mikati
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Pediatrics and AdolescentAmerican University of Beirut Medical CeBeirutLebanon
  2. 2., Department of Pediatrics and AdolescentAmerican University of Beirut Medical CeBeirutLaos
  3. 3.Duke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4827-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4826-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4827-3
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