Alphabet Kids From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

Alphabet Kids From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

A Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals

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Jessica Kingsley Pub
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.Alphabet Kids have disorders that are often concurrent, interconnected or mistaken for one another: for example, the frequent combination of ASD, OCD, SID and ADHD. If a doctor only diagnoses one condition, he or she may have missed others. As the rates of these disorders dramatically rise, Alphabet Kids explains it all. Robbie Woliver covers 70 childhood disorders, providing information on causes, cures, treatments and prognoses. Chapters include a comprehensive list of signs and symptoms, and the disorders are illustrated with often heartbreaking, but always inspirational true-life stories of a child with the particular disorder.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.
Alphabet Kids have disorders that are often concurrent, interconnected or mistaken for one another: for example, the frequent combination of ASD, OCD, SID and ADHD. Woliver covers 70 childhood disorders, providing information on causes, cures, treatments and prognoses. Chapters include a list of signs and symptoms, and true-life stories.

Baker & Taylor
"From ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) to ZS (Zellweger Syndrome) - there are alphabet disorders for almost every medical condition, from those caused by serious, rare genetic diseases to more common learning disabilities that hinder children's academic and social progress." "Alphabet Kids have disorders that are often concurrent, interconnected or mistaken for one another, for example, the frequent combination of ASD, OCD, APD, SID and ADD - hence, "Alphabet Kids." If a doctor only diagnoses one condition, he or she may have missed others. As the rates of these disorders dramatically rise, Alphabet Kids explains it all. Robbie Woliver covers more than 70 different childhood disorders, providing information on causes, cures, treatments and prognoses. Chapters include a comprehensive list of signs and symptoms, and most of the disorders are illustrated with sometimes heartbreaking, but always inspirational true-life stories of a child with the particular disorder." "This easy-to-read go-to guide will helpparents and professionals 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."--Jacket.

Book News
This alphabetical guide to 70 developmental, neurobiological and psychological disorders for children features clear and practical advice, overviews and diagnostic criteria that will benefit both parents and health care professionals. Woliver, a noted writer and newspaper editor, provides examples of such conditions as ADHD, Asperger syndrome and Rett's syndrome while informing readers of the history, causes, symptoms, treatment and prognosis. The author avoids technical jargon, enhancing each entry with useful and interesting information on each disorder (such as the fact that Einstein, Darwin and Thomas Jefferson may have suffered from Aspergers). Additional resources are provided for these disorders as well. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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An alphabetical list of seventy developmental, neurobiological, and psychological disorders for children features diagnostic criteria, causes, symptoms, treatments, and clear and practical advice for both parents and health care professionals.

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley, 2009
ISBN: 9781843108801
1843108801
Branch Call Number: 618.9285 WOLIV
Characteristics: 478 pages ; 25 cm

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