A Clinical Handbook on Childhood Development Paediatrics Now Available from Elsevier Australia

July 18, 2012

Dr Sandra Johnson´s unique medical text can now be bought online. It offers paediatric trainees and practitioners a succinct study of childhood development paediatrics, with practical ways of helping both child and family through the developmental process.

Sydney, New South Wales (PRWEB) July 19, 2012

Elsevier Australia is proud to publish Dr Sandra Johnson´s ‘A Clinical Handbook on Childhood Development Paediatrics’.

‘A Clinical Handbook on Childhood Development Paediatrics’ is quite unlike comparable paediatric or child psychiatry textbooks. Combining a succinct study of childhood development paediatrics with practical advice on helping both child and family through all areas of the developmental process, this handbook is one of a kind.

Primarily aimed at trainee paediatricians, registrars and general paediatricians and practitioners, ‘A Clinical Handbook on Childhood Development Paediatrics’ will be of equal use to others who work with children — child psychiatrists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and physios, child health workers and paediatric nurses, to name a few.

Writing with the expertise and sensitivity gleaned from years working in paediatrics and child health, the author takes a practical approach, giving a comparison of normal and abnormal/normal development, and offering first-hand advice on history-taking, physical examination and assessment techniques for children.

Readers will find the book´s 15 chapters extensive but easy to follow. Topics include developmental delay, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorders, autism, Asperger syndrome, behaviour difficulties, language disorders, school refusal, bullying, foetal alcohol syndrome, emotional difficulties, neurological impairments that affect development, and motor coordination problems. There are also sections on special problems and illnesses reportedly increasing in incidence, and physical and psychological problems, which might be already present at birth, or which might become apparent later in life.

‘The book’s content is enhanced by Elsevier´s online StudentConsult portal, which features complementary case scenarios and study questions on autism, ADHD, truancy, cerebral palsy, child abuse and more.

‘A Clinical Handbook on Childhood Development Paediatrics’ was published in July and is now available to buy online. For your copy, visit http://tiny.cc/ghdkhw

About the author:

Sandra Johnson MBChB, DPaed, FRACP, FRCPCH, FACLM

Sandra Johnson is a clinical senior lecturer in the discipline of paediatrics and child health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW. She is also a consultant developmental paediatrician at Child Development Paediatrics (private practice clinic), in Pennant Hills, Sydney, NSW.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier´s online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Nursing Consult, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai´s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

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