Children in Difficulty
A guide to understanding and helping, 2nd Edition
Routledge – 2004 – 288 pages
Written by two practising clinicians, this book is a guide for those who work with children. In clear, simple language it focuses upon some of the most common, yet often incapacitating, difficulties which are frequently encountered by young children and adolescents.
After introducing and discussing different forms of therapy and treatment used in clinical work with children, the book focuses on a range of specific difficulties. Drawing upon recent research findings, and employing detailed case illustrations, it seeks to help the reader to understand the nature of each problem and offers a guide as to how the child in difficulty can best be helped.
This new edition has been fully updated to include new material on conditions such as dyspraxia and ADHD. The authors also make full references to advances in the field of special education since the first edition was published, and provide a variety of sources for further reading and information.
This practical book will be of particular value to those working in education, social work, health and child-care settings, and anyone else who needs to be able to recognise and help children in difficulty.
1. Introduction 2. The basics of being helpful 3. School refusal 4. Attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity 5. Eating disorders 6. Traumatic and stressful situations 7. Noncompliance and oppositional behaviour in young children 8. Disruptiveness in schools and classrooms 9. drug and solvant abuse 10. Depression in children 11. Dyslexia 12. Developmental coordination disorder (Dyspraxia)
Julian Elliott is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Sunderland. Maurice Place is Visiting Professor at the University of Northumbria.