Subject: Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Neurodisability

Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Publication date: 01/01/1999

ISBN: 9781898683186

Edition: 1st

Pages: 196

Developmental Disability and Behaviour

Christopher Gillberg, Gregory O'Brien (Editors)

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Hardback edition (complete book)


This book reviews clinical models for working with developmental disability and behavioural problems. The first section explores the causes and nature of behaviour problems amongst people with physical, learning, language and sensory disabilities, and some key specific conditions. The second section describes the assessment approaches that clinicians will find most useful in evaluating behaviour. The third section covers treatment approaches emphasising the importance of a broad, eclectic approach. The contributors, all acknowledged experts in their fields of paediatrics, psychology and psychiatry, provide a comprehensive overview of this set of major challenges, emphasising the importance of auditory detection, understanding, measurement and treatment.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 149

Christopher Gillberg

Christopher Gillberg is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Gothenburg, and Chief Physician at the Child Neuropsychiatry Clinic at Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg. He is also Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University College London (Institute of Child Health), University of Glasgow and at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He is the founding editor of European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is or has been on the editorial boards of several journals. He has written or co-authored more than 450 peer-reviewed papers.

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Gregory O'Brien
Gregory O'Brien

Dr O’Brien was Professor of Developmental Psychiatry at the University of Northumbria and Northgate Hospital, Morpeth.  He passed away in 2014.

'This is an excellent resource to be used as an overview of children with developmental disabilities and behavioral problems. Clinicians are updated on the most appropriate means of assessing, diagnosing, and treating the developmentally disabled. The editors of this text pull together the current developments of these types of behavioral dysfunctions in a clear and coherent fashion, which makes it easy to translate into clinical practice.'

Tony Fletcher, PsyD, Rush University Medical Center

'This book makes a great contribution to the subject. It has a unique, multidisciplinary approach. Clinicians and other professionals dealing with this field will certainly find the book interesting and useful for the understanding, assessment and treatment of behavioural problems in children.'

European Journal of Paediatric Neurology

'Overall this is a timely addition to the increasing literature providing a fine understanding, with management recommendations, for developmental disability in children.'

The Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review