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Author Iwaniec, Dorota.

Title Children who fail to thrive : a practice guide / Dorota Iwaniec
Published Chichester, West Sussex, England ; Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents Introduction. Historical perspective of failure to thrive. -- Failure to thrive: definition, prevalence, manifestation, and effect. Psychosocial short stature: emotional stunting of growth. Feeding/eating behaviour of children who fail to thrive, and parental feeding styles. Parent-child interaction in failure-to-thrive cases. Child-parent attachment behaviour of children who fail to thrive and parental responsiveness. Fabricated or induced illnesses and failure to thrive -- Section II. The framework of assessment. A framework of assessment of failure to thrive cases: ecological approach -- Section III. Intervention and treatment of failure-to-thrive children and their families. Levels of intervention. Some theoretical approaches to failure-to-thrive intervention. Multidimensional/integrated model of intervention in failure-to-thrive cases. Approaches to failure-to-thrive intervention programmes. Considerations arising from failure-to-thrive intervention research
Summary Three to five per cent of children fail to thrive. Without early intervention this can lead to serious growth failure and delayed psychomotor development. Such children typically present difficulties with feeding and sleeping, as well as other behavioural problems. Failure to grow can also involve attachment disorders, emotional maltreatment, neglect, and abuse. Dorota Iwaniec has carried out the longest ever study on failure to thrive, following up on 198 clinical cases after a 20-year period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Failure to thrive syndrome.
Parent and child.
Failure to Thrive -- diagnosis.
Failure to Thrive -- psychology.
Failure to Thrive -- therapy.
Parent-Child Relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0470093986 (electronic bk.)
9780470093986 (electronic bk.)
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(hbk. ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)