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AAP Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Author: AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN 10: 1610021347
ISBN 13: 978-1610021340

Fully revised and expanded, the second edition of this best-selling resource provides expert guidance for primary pediatric health care professionals on caring for children with developmental and behavioral concerns – from medical evaluation and care initiation to transition to adulthood.

New chapters cover
•Environmental and biological influences on child development and behavior
•Development and disorders of feeding, sleep, and elimination

Topics include
•Counseling children and families
•The role of early childhood adversity and toxic stress and the impact on child development and behavior
•Medical evaluation of children with developmental-behavioral disorders
•Developmental surveillance, screening, and evaluation
•Autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, learning disability, ADHD, and cerebral palsy
•Anxiety and mood disorders
•Evidence-based interventions, including psychopharmacology
•Social and community services for children with developmental-behavioral disorders and their families
•How to appropriately bill and code for care
•Transitioning to adult medical care