Table of Contents

Recurrent and chronic pain.
"Colic": prolonged or excessive crying in young infants.
Common issues in feeding.
Disordered eating behaviors: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
Child and adolescent obesity.
Urinary function and enuresis.
Bowel function, toileting, and encopresis.
Sleep and sleep disorders in children.
Repetitive behaviors and tics.
Motor development and dysfunction.
Cerebral palsy.
Intellectual disability.
Autism and related disorders.
Hearing impairment.
Blindness and visual impairment.
Language and speech disorders.
Other sensory problems.
Children with multiple disabilities and special health care needs.
Interviewing: a critical skill.
The laying on hands: the physical examination in developmental and behavioral assessment.
General principles of psychological testing.
Assessment of behavioral adjustment and behavioral style.
Development screening and assessment: infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Developmental assessment of the school-age child.
Assessment of intelligence.
Educational assessment.
Neuropsychological assessment of the developing child.
Diagnostic methods for disorders of the central nervous system.
Comprehensive formulation of assessment.
Pediatric counseling.
Behavior management.
Crisis management.
Psychotherapy with children and adolescents.
Child and adolescent psychopharmacology.
Pediatric self-regulation.
Early intervention services.
Special education services.
The arts therapies.
Alternative therapies.
Transition to adulthood for youth with developmental disabilities.
Legal issues.
Legislation for the education of children with disabilities.
Health care systems.
The right to be different. The history of developmental-bahavioral pediatrics.
Pregnancy, birth, and the first days of life.
Infancy and toddler years.
Preschool years.
Middle childhood.
Normal individual differences in temperament and behavioral adjustment.
Influences of experience in the environment on human development and behavior.
Variations in family composition.
Family function and dysfunction.
Brothers and sisters.
Separation, divorce, and remarriage.
Adoption and foster family care.
Critical family events.
Schools as milieu.
Neighborhood and community.
Culture and ethnicity.
Disasters, war, and terrorism.
Biomedical basis of development and behavior.
Nervous system disorders.
Chromosomal disorders and fragile X syndrome.
Down syndrome: care of the child and family.
Genetic syndromes and dysmorphology.
Neurodevelopmental consequences of preterm birth: causes, assessment, and management.
Human immunodeficiency virus infection in children.
Nutrition assessment and support.
Inborn errors of metabolism.
Acute minor illness.
Hospitalization, surgery, and medical and dental procedures.
Early health crises and vulnerable children.
Chronic health conditions.
Palliative and end of life care for children and families.
After the death of a child: helping bereaved parents and brothers and sisters.
The spectrum of social cognition.
Oppositional behavior/noncompliance.
Aggression, violence, and delinquency.
Social withdrawal and isolation.
Adjustment and adjustment disorders.
Sexuality: its development and direction.
Substance use, abuse, and dependence and other risk-taking behaviors.
Self-control and self-regulation: normal development to clinical conditions.
Major disturbances of emotion and mood.
Schizophrenia, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Behavioral challenges and mental disorders in children and adolescents with intellectual disability.
Coping strategies.
School achievement and underachievement.
The gifted child.
Adaptation and maladaptation to school.
Attention and deficits of attention.
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