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Alphabet Kids — From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome: a Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals. Robbie Woliver, $33.95

From ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to ZS (Zellweger Syndrome) there seems to be an alphabet disorder for almost every behavior, from those caused by serious, rare genetic diseases to more common learning disabilities that hinder children's academic and social progress. This comprehensive, easy-to-read go-to guide will help parents to sort through all the interconnected childhood developmental, neurobiological and psychological disorders and serve as a roadmap to help start the families' journey for correct diagnoses, effective treatment and better understanding of their Alphabet Kids.


 

Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Robin Hansen & Sally Rogers, Editors, $80.50

The accelerating advancement in research in neurodevelopmental disorders — including autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, and more — has enormous implications for clinical practice. AUTISM AND OTHER NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS provides clinicians with up-to-date information on the impact these advances have on the standard of care in the range of disorders commonly encountered by both primary and subspecialist physicians. The authors, affiliated with the UC-Davis MIND Institute, explain the latest findings from the biological, behavioral, and clinical sciences in ways that are accessible to clinicians and helpful to patients and their families.

  • Each chapter addresses signs and symptoms (including onset and developmental course); epidemiology and etiology (including known genetic and environmental contributors, biological mechanisms and relevant animal models); diagnostic criteria; differential diagnosis and co-morbidities; and evidence-based interventions.
  • Practical focus on psychological/behavioral and medical issues, as well as other supports and resources for patients, their families, and the community.
  • Emphasis on current, ongoing research that holds promise for future clinical care.
  • Identification of new research directions and needs.
  • A comprehensive chapter devoted to the effects each of the neurodevelopmental disorders has on language and social communication.
  • Replete with tables, illustrative figures, key points, and suggestions for further reading.

The Baby and the Couple: Understanding and Treating Young Families. Elisabeth Fivaz-Depeursinge, Diane Philipp, $68.50

The Baby and the Couple provides an insider’s view on how infant communication develops in the context of the family and how parents either work together as a team or struggle in the process. The authors present vignettes from everyday life as well as case studies from a longitudinal research project of infants and their parents interacting together in the Lausanne Trilogue Play (LTP), an assessment tool for very young families.

The Baby and the Couple is a vital resource for professionals working in the fields of infant and preschool mental health including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, family therapists and educators, as well as researchers.

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Behavioral Challenges in Children with Autism and Other Special Needs: the Developmental Approach. Diane Culliane, $50.95

This book offers a comprehensive view of behavioral challenges for a child with autism or other special needs from a developmental perspective based on the DIRFloortime® framework. Parents and professionals are guided to understand and improve a child’s behavior while also supporting underlying developmental capacities for shared attention, warm engagement, trust, initiative, creative shared problem solving, symbolic and logical thinking, and the development of personal values.

A refreshing alternative to rewards-and consequences-based models of behavior management, the methods and practices in this book will empower any adult who interacts with a child with special needs, whether their work is directly focused on improving behavior, or because they must provide support so that the child can participate in other endeavors.


Case Studies in Infant Mental Health: Risk, Resiliency and Relationships. Edited by Joan Shirilla & Deborah Weatherston, $34.95

Case Studies in Infant Mental Health briefly documents the history of infant mental health practice as originally conceived by Selma Fraiberg, before offering 12 real-life stories written by infant mental health specialists about their work. Each study reveals the supervision & consultation that supported the specialist, and the specialist's interaction with the larger service system. Discussion & self-reflection questions with each case study.


The Child: an Encyclopedic Companion from Birth through Adolescence. Richard A. Shweder, Editor in Chief, $92.00

The Child: an Encyclopedic Companion offers both parents and professionals access to the best scholarship from all areas of child studies in a remarkable one-volume reference. Bringing together contemporary research on children and childhood from pediatrics, child psychology, childhood studies, education, sociology, history, law, anthropology, and other related areas, The Child contains more than 500 articles — all written by experts in their fields. It is an unparalleled resource for parents, social workers, researchers, educators, and others who work with children.

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Children with Disabilities, 7th Edition. Mark Batshaw, Nancy Roizen & Gaetano Lotrecchiano, $114.50

This highly anticipated new edition is the textbook of choice for courses on disability. The internationally respected editors bring together a who's who of contributors in this definitive compendium of information about developmental, clinical, family, education, and intervention issues. WHAT'S NEW:

  • All-new chapters on diagnosis, neuropsychological assessment, "new" disabilities faced by survivors of previously fatal disorders, and complementary and alternative medicine
  • New multimedia instructor materials online, including high-quality downloadable medical illustrations
  • Expanded chapters on autism and ADHD
  • New developments in neuroscience, genetics, and imaging
  • Greater focus on interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Thoroughly updated content in every chapter
  • PowerPoint slides for each chapter, easy to customize for courses

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES retains and strengthens the student-friendly features of previous editions: concise and accessible chapters, a helpful glossary, chapter overviews, case studies that bring key concepts to life, extensive cross-referencing to make information easy to find, and resource lists for every topic. And with the complete package of new multimedia instructor materials, instructors will use this textbook effectively in their courses and prepare students for years of successful practice. An unparalleled text from the leading voices in the disability field, CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES is the cornerstone resource future professionals will keep year after year supporting their important work with children and families.


The Developmental Science of Early Childhood: Clinical Applications of Infant Mental Health Concepts from Infancy through Adolescence. Claudia Gold, $36.95

The field commonly known as "infant mental health" integrates current research from developmental psychology, genetics, and neuroscience to form a model of prevention, intervention, and treatment well beyond infancy. This book presents the core concepts of this vibrant field and applies them to common childhood problems, from attention deficits to anxiety and sleep disorders.

Readers will find a friendly guide that distills this developmental science into key ideas and clinical scenarios that practitioners can make sense of and use in their day-to-day work. Part I offers an overview of the major areas of research and theory, providing a pragmatic knowledge base to comfortably integrate the principles of this expansive field in clinical practice. It reviews the newest science, exploring the way relationships change the brain, breakthrough attachment theory, epigenetics, the polyvagal theory of emotional development, the role of stress response systems, and many other illuminating concepts. Part II then guides the reader through the remarkable applications of these concepts in clinical work. Chapters address how to take a textured early developmental history, navigate the complexity of postpartum depression, address the impact of trauma and loss on children's emotional and behavioral problems, treat sleep problems through an infant mental health lens, and synthesize tools from the science of the developing mind in the treatment of specific problems of regulation of emotion, behavior, and attention.

Fundamental knowledge of the science of early brain development is deeply relevant to mental health care throughout a client's lifespan. In an era when new research is illuminating so much, mental health practitioners have much to gain by learning this leading-edge discipline's essential applications. This book makes those applications, and their robust benefits in work with clients, readily available to any professional.

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Dictionary of Developmental Disabilities Terminology, 3rd Edition. Pasquale Accardo & Barbara Whitman, $57.50

The ultimate reference for anyone who cares for or works with individuals with developmental disabilities, this dictionary is also the perfect complement to any course on disability. Professionals from a wide range of disciplines will have the fast, reliable information they need to provide effective services to children and families.


The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook. Dathan Rush & M’Lisa Shelden, $55.50

With this essential coaching guidebook, every early childhood professional including developmental specialists, Early Head Start and Head Start staff, early literacy specialists, infant mental health specialists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, service coordinators, speech-language pathologists, and teachers will provide effective support to families and other professionals to enhance developmental outcomes for all young children.


Early Intervention with Multi-Risk Families: an Integrative Approach. Sarah Landy & Rosanne Menna, $62.50

Helping families who live in environments with multiple risk factors — including poverty, domestic violence, teen parenthood, mental illness, and substance abuse — requires that professionals and paraprofessionals work together to provide the best possible interventions. This much-needed book shows service providers how to help these multi-risk families by using an integrative model that brings together the most effective intervention techniques from a variety of theoretical approaches, parenting strategies, and innovative programs. Professionals will learn how to effectively engage parents if they are resistant to intervention, and they'll discover specific, practical ways to help parents:

  • become more self reflective about their parenting and empathetic toward their children
  • examine and gain control over their defenses and ways of dealing with stress that are negatively influencing their parenting
  • strengthen their sense of competence and social support
  • develop positive perceptions of their children
  • deal with unresolved loss and trauma
  • enhance their interactions with their children
  • regulate their own emotions and those of their children
  • develop good planning and problem-solving skills

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The Early Intervention Workbook: Essential Practices for Quality Services. Lynda Cook Pletcher & Naomi Youngren, $48.95

Discover the seven key principles and associated practices for effective early intervention services — and start putting them into action today! This easy-to-use workbook reveals not only what every EI professional should be doing in their practice, but also how to do it, with practical tips, activities, and strategies they can use to improve their work with children and families right away. Based on specific recommendations from a workgroup of today's top researchers, this comprehensive resource walks readers through every key step of the early intervention journey with children birth to three, from the crucial first meeting with a family to the child's transition out of intervention. Perfect for group training sessions or independent study, it's a great workbook to fill in, learn from, and then keep close at hand as a quick and easy reminder of best practices.


Enhancing Early Child Development: a Handbook for Clinicians. Durriyah Sinno, Lama Charafeddine & Mohamad Mikati, $42.95

ENHANCING EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT 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.


Family-Centered Early Intervention: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Natural Environments. Sharon Raver & Dana Childress, $55.95

A must for early interventionists, this text prepares professionals to support infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. Focusing on the specific needs and challenges of children from birth to three, the book gathers more than a dozen expert contributors with proven expertise in helping children who have or are at risk for developmental delays. Early interventionists will learn recommended practices for family-centered, evidence-based intervention and team collaboration, knowledge they’ll use for the rest of their careers to ensure the best possible outcomes for infants and young children.

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Feeding Challenges in Young Children: Strategies and Specialized Interventions for Success. Deborah Bruns & Stacy Thompson, $63.95

Young children's feeding issues can be a complex challenge for early childhood professionals. This comprehensive resource provides early interventionists with specific, practical, research-based guidance on resolving a wide range of feeding issues. Ideal for a wide range of professionals working with young children birth–5 years across school, home, and child care settings, this book-and-CD set gives readers in-depth background information, how-to strategies, and helpful tools for addressing feeding challenges.

With almost 50 pages of printable tools, forms, and handouts, the included CD-ROM gives professionals practical help with every step of improving children's feeding issues. Professionals will get daily feeding logs, recordkeeping forms, quick-guides to feeding milestones and red flags, and tip sheets on critical issues such as breastfeeding, feeding team requirements, and positioning strategies and specialized feeding equipment.


Finding Hope in Despair: Clinical Studies in Infant Mental Health. Edited by Marian Birch, $57.50

Failures in early intervention can leave clinicians feeling confused, despondent and even angry. What, if anything, could have been done differently to change the outcome? In this provocative new book, Marian Birch offers a much-needed and candid discussion of some of the factors that lead to clinical and therapy failures. The book explores six unsuccessful interventions that are then analyzed by another clinician for insight into possibly changing the outcome.


Handbook of Preschool Mental Health: Development, Disorders and Treatment, 2nd Edition. Joan Luby, editor, $48.50

Comprehensively exploring the development of psychiatric disorders in 2- to 6-year-olds, this authoritative handbook has been thoroughly revised to incorporate important scientific and clinical advances. Leading researchers examine how behavioral and emotional problems emerge and can be treated effectively during this period of rapid developmental and brain changes. Current knowledge is presented on conduct disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, autism spectrum disorder, attachment disorders, and sleep disorders in very young children. The volume reviews a range of interventions for preschoolers and their caregivers — including clear descriptions of clinical techniques — and discusses the strengths and limitations of the empirical evidence base. New to this edition:

  • Many new authors; extensively revised with the latest research and empirically supported treatments
  • Heightened focus on brain development and the neural correlates of disorders
  • Section on risk and resilience, including chapters on sensitive periods of development and the early environment
  • Chapters on parent-child interaction therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapies, attachment-based therapies, and translational approaches to early intervention

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Nurturing Children and Families: Building on the Legacy of T. Berry Brazelton. Barry Lester & Joshua Sparrow, $53.95

Nurturing Children and Families provides an overview of child development, outlines advancements in infant research and the neuroscience of behavior, and demonstrates the impact that this research has had on policy, practice and society at large.


Relational Trauma in Infancy: Psychoanalytic, Attachment and Neuropsychological Contributions to Parent-Infant Psychology. Edited by Tessa Baradon, $42.95

This book presents an interdisciplinary discussion between researchers and clinicians about trauma in the relationship between infants and their parents. It makes innovative contributions to the field of infant mental health in bringing together previously separated paradigms of relational trauma from psychoanalysis, attachment and the neurosciences.


Reversing the Odds: Improving Outcomes for Babies in the Child Welfare System. Sheryl Dicker, $32.95

Demystifying the complex world of child welfare, this book shows early childhood practitioners how to collaborate with other professionals to ensure comprehensive development of the most vulnerable children from birth to age three.

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Social Competence of Young Children: Risk, Disability, and Intervention. Edited by William Brown, Samuel Odom & Scott McConnell, $59.95

How can early childhood professionals ensure that young children have the skills to develop the social relationships they need to succeed? This comprehensive resource puts research and effective strategies within reach as professionals work with children from birth to age 5, especially those who are risk for or who have a social competence difficulties.


Therapy with Infants: Treating a Traumatised Child. Inger Thormann & Inger Poulsen, $56.95

When a child without fully developed language experiences physical or psychological stress that exceeds the child's capacity to cope, the experience can leave lasting marks. Infant Therapy, inspired by the work of the French pediatrician and psychoanalyst Francoise Dolto and her student Caroline Eliacheff, offers treatment for these early traumas.

The method developed by the book's authors can be applied both with infants and with older children. While Infant Therapy is primarily a therapeutic intervention aimed at traumatized infants, the method can also be applied in daily educational practices by preschool teachers, nurses, teachers, day care providers and parents.

Respectful, compassionate, and innovative, this book offers a deeply healing experience for traumatized infants and children.


Understanding Early Childhood Mental Health: a Practical Guide for Professionals. Susan Janko Summers & Rachel Chazan-Cohen, $57.50

Integrating infant mental health services into early education programs leads to better child outcomes and stronger parent–child relationship.  The big question is how to do it appropriately and effectively. Clear answers are in this accessible textbook, created to prepare early childhood professionals and programs to weave best practices in mental health into their everyday work.

This introductory text is a primer on infant mental health, strengthening the reader's knowledge of key issues such as screening and assessment, attachment, emotional dysregulation and aggression, risk and resilience, maternal depression, and children's exposure to trauma. The book also includes practical, research-based guidance that can be used to recognize indicators of mental health problems in very young children, including emotional dysregulation and behavioral and developmental changes.

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Complete Booklist

Alphabet Kids — From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome: a Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals. Robbie Woliver, $33.95

Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Robin Hansen & Sally Rogers, Editors, $80.50

The Baby and the Couple: Understanding and Treating Young Families. Elisabeth Fivaz-Depeursinge, Diane Philipp, $68.50

Behavioral Challenges in Children with Autism and Other Special Needs: the Developmental Approach. Diane Culliane, $50.95

Case Studies in Infant Mental Health: Risk, Resiliency and Relationships. Edited by Joan Shirilla & Deborah Weatherston, $34.95

The Child: an Encyclopedic Companion from Birth through Adolescence. Richard A. Shweder, Editor in Chief, $92.00

The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth. S. Greenspan & S. Wieder, $45.50

Childminder's Guide to Child Development. Allison Lee, $36.95

Children with Disabilities, 7th Edition. Mark Batshaw, Nancy Roizen & Gaetano Lotrecchiano, $114.50

The Developmental Science of Early Childhood: Clinical Applications of Infant Mental Health Concepts from Infancy through Adolescence. Claudia Gold, $36.95

Dictionary of Developmental Disabilities Terminology, 3rd Edition. Pasquale Accardo & Barbara Whitman, $57.50

The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook. Dathan Rush & M’Lisa Shelden, $55.50

Early Intervention with Multi-Risk Families: an Integrative Approach. Sarah Landy & Rosanne Menna, $62.50

The Early Intervention Workbook: Essential Practices for Quality Services. Lynda Cook Pletcher & Naomi Youngren, $48.95

Enhancing Early Child Development: a Handbook for Clinicians. Durriyah Sinno, Lama Charafeddine & Mohamad Mikati, $47.95

Family-Centered Early Intervention: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Natural Environments. Sharon Raver & Dana Childress, $55.95

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Feeding Challenges in Young Children: Strategies and Specialized Interventions for Success. Deborah Bruns & Stacy Thompson, $63.95

Finding Hope in Despair: Clinical Studies in Infant Mental Health. Edited by Marian Birch, $57.50

Handbook of Early Childhood Intervention, Second Edition. Samuel Meisels & Jack Shonkoff, $93.95

Handbook of Infant Mental Health, 3rd Edtion. Charles Zeanah (ed), $86.50

Handbook of Preschool Mental Health: Development, Disorders and Treatment, 2nd Edition. Joan Luby, editor, $48.50

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice. Edited by Kristie Brandt, Bruce Perry, Stephen Seligman & Ed Tronick, $98.50

The Newborn as a Person: Enabling Healthy Infant Development Worldwide. J. Kevin Nugent, Bonnie Petrauskas, T. Berry Brazelton, $126.00

Nurturing Children and Families: Building on the Legacy of T. Berry Brazelton. Barry Lester & Joshua Sparrow, $53.95

Relational Trauma in Infancy: Psychoanalytic, Attachment and Neuropsychological Contributions to Parent-Infant Psychology. Edited by Tessa Baradon, $42.95

Reversing the Odds: Improving Outcomes for Babies in the Child Welfare System. Sheryl Dicker, $32.95

Social Competence of Young Children: Risk, Disability, and Intervention. Edited by William Brown, Samuel Odom & Scott McConnell, $59.95

Therapy with Infants: Treating a Traumatised Child. Inger Thormann & Inger Poulsen, $56.95

Understanding Early Childhood Mental Health: a Practical Guide for Professionals. Susan Janko Summers & Rachel Chazan-Cohen, $57.50

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