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`A good foundation for those intent on further research' - ChildRight `It is intelligent, lively, clear, and well written' - Professor Hugh Cunningham, University of Kent at Canterbury `This is an excellent source book which is up-to-date and covers key debates on childhood in an accessible way' - Professor Andy Furlong, University of Glasgow In recent years there has been a growing interest in the study of `children' and `childhood' within the social sciences. Children, Welfare and the State provides readers with a comprehensive critical introduction to modern childhood studies. In addition to engaging with the broad theoretical debates within the `new' sociology of childhood and developmental psychology the book: - Explores key questions in relation to researching childhood, children's agency and social constructionist perspectives; - Traces historical and contemporary developments in social policy responses to children and childhood; - Examines the primary sites of state intervention in regulating and shaping children's lives. - Re-states the primary significance of social class and other structural divisions in understanding children's experiences of childhood; - Systematically assesses the impact of inequality and poverty on children and childhood. Children, Welfare and the State has been tailored to appeal to those studying children and childhood within social policy, sociology, psychology, criminology, history, social work and youth and community work courses.
This manual is designed as a guide for parents, teachers and caregivers dealing with children up to the age of six who are afflicted by developmental disabilities. The author provides details of more than 400 non-formal activities along with guidelines on how to use them both at home and in pre-school settings. The book is divided into three sections: - the first describes a wide range of impairments, disabilities and handicaps along with information on their manifestations and characteristics. The author also outlines steps to handle negative or problem behaviour during training. - the next section presents a Comprehensive Activity Checklist for pre-school children. All items have been empirically tested and are located on a scale of increasing difficulty. - the third section comprises two chapters. The first is a `do-it-yourself` activity assistance guide which will be of immense use to trainers, caregivers, teachers and parents. In the last chapter, Dr Venkatesan discusses contemporary problems and issues related to the rights and privileges of persons with developmental disabilities in India.
Mira Rothenberg pioneered both the clinical distinction and treatment protocol for autistic and severely disturbed children as separate from those for the mentally retarded. Winner of a Woman of the Year award from the New York City Chamber of Commerce and the National Organization for Mentally Ill Children, she writes here eloquently of a lifetime of taking on seemingly hopeless cases and bringing these children, through painstaking therapy and love, back into the world. Children with Emerald Eyes includes case histories ranging from incarcerated teenagers to a profoundly autistic six-year-old, told with the same power and sympathy Rothenberg used in her practice.
"Children With High-Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide" offers parents the information needed to help them cope with their child's autism and to navigate the path as they first perceive differences, seek assistance and treatment, and help their child develop into his or her full potential.
Children with specific language impairment (SLI) show a significant deficit in spoken language that cannot be attributed to neurological damage, hearing impairment, or intellectual disability. More prevalent than autism and at least as prevalent as dyslexia, SLI affects approximately seven percent of all children; it is longstanding, with adverse effects on academic, social, and (eventually) economic standing. The first edition of this work established Children with Specific Language Impairment as the landmark reference on this condition, considering not only the disorder's history, possible origins, and treatment but also what SLI might tell us about language organization and development in general. This second edition offers a complete update of the earlier volume. Much of the second edition is completely new, reflecting findings and interpretations based on the hundreds of studies that have appeared since the publication of the first edition in 1997. Topics include linguistic details (descriptive and theoretical), word and sentence processing findings, genetics, neurobiology, treatment, and comparisons to such conditions as autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and dyslexia. The book covers SLI in children who speak a wide range of languages, and, although the emphasis is on children, it also includes studies of adults who were diagnosed with SLI as children or are the parents of children with SLI. Written by a leading scholar in the field, Children with Specific Language Impairment offers the most comprehensive, balanced, and unified treatment of SLI available.
The Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of the Universe will revolutionize the way kids learn about the stars. Combining spectacular color art (including maps of the planets) and hundreds of photographic images from space missions and telescopes, the atlas tells the story of the universe as it has never been told before. Every page is a storehouse of riveting, up-to-the minute information. Introductory sections cover Earth's place in space, the history of astronomy and space exploration, and modern observatories and space travel. The atlas then visits each of the planets of our solar system in turn, along with asteroids, comets, and meteors, before proceeding to the stars and galaxies of deep space. Included are detailed star charts for both Northern and Southern Hemisphere stargazers, a universe fact file, a glossary, and an index. Activities and projects provide a hands-on approach to understanding the principles of astronomy. The Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of the Universe continues the high standard in children's reference publishing established by The Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of the World. For children of all ages, this beautifully produced volume is the ultimate resource for learning about the mysteries of the universe.
Nine classic children's stories retold. Plus nursery rhymes.
Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by natural forces they neither understood nor controlled, and America's heartland would never be the same.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
From the Booker Prize-winning, bestselling author of Possession: a deeply affecting story of a singular family. When children's book author Olive Wellwood's oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of a museum, she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends. But the joyful bacchanals Olive hosts at her rambling country house--and the separate, private books she writes for each of her seven children--conceal more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined. The Wellwoods' personal struggles and hidden desires unravel against a breathtaking backdrop of the cliff-lined shores of England to Paris, Munich, and the trenches of the Somme, as the Edwardian period dissolves into World War I and Europe's golden era comes to an end. From the Trade Paperback edition.
This book is about Randy and his friends T.J. and Tami. Reading about Randy and his friends can help you understand and deal with being greedy.
365 fun, creative activities to stimulate your child every day of the year. The Children's Busy Book is from the line of all-time #1 selling line of Busy Books.365 fun, creative activities to stimulate your child every day of the year This book contains 365 activities (one for each day of the year) for six- to ten-year-olds using things found around the home. It shows parents and day-care providers how to: ?? Prevent boredom during bad weather with games, kitchen activities, and arts-and-crafts projects. ?? Stimulate a child's natural curiosity with entertaining math, reading, writing, science, geography, and fine-arts activities. ?? Encourage a child's physical growth with fun outdoor activities. ?? Foster a child's emotional growth with fun family-centered and social activities. ?? Celebrate holidays and other occasions with special projects. ?? Keep children occupied during long car trips. The Children's Busy Book is written with warmth and sprinkled with humor and insight. It should be required reading for anyone raising or teaching school-age children.
Children's Chances urges a shift from focusing on survival to targeting children's full and healthy development. Drawing on comparative data on policies in 190 countries designed to combat poverty, discrimination, child labor, illiteracy, and child marriage, Heymann and McNeill tell what works to ensure equal opportunities for all children.
This challenging new book explores these difficult questions through detailed quantitative research.
Did Angel run away? Or was she taken?Detective Lucy Montalvo's job in the juvenile division of Missing Persons at the Houston Police Department may not be the easiest job in the world-but what's more rewarding than reuniting a missing child with her family? Now she's searching for Angelina Beckett, a young girl with a troubled past.Estranged from her friends and misunderstood by her family, Lucy feels all alone. That is, until she meets Jackson Davis, Angel's uncle. They make a great team-but what about when the case is finished? How can she admit to him the things she's never told anyone about her job? Will he still be able to trust her?
Do you believe in magic? Timothy Hunter is just like any other thirteen-year-old boy in London . . . except for the tiny fact that he might be the most powerful magician of his time. There is a secret world for children in danger, and right now it needs Tim's power to survive. But how can he help when he is still trying to figure out how to use his magic -- and when certain dark forces seem to have sinister plans of their own?
Every major political and social dispute of the twentieth century has been fought on the backs of our children, from the economic reforms of the progressive era through the social readjustments of civil rights era and on to the current explosion of anxieties about everything from the national debt to the digital revolution. Far from noncombatants whom we seek to protect from the contamination posed by adult knowledge, children form the very basis on which we fight over the nature and values of our society, and over our hopes and fears for the future. Unfortunately, our understanding of childhood and children has not kept pace with their crucial and rapidly changing roles in our culture. Pulling together a range of different thinkers who have rethought the myths of childhood innocence, The Children's Culture Reader develops a profile of children as creative and critical thinkers who shape society even as it shapes them. Representing a range of thinking from history, psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics, women's studies, literature, and media studies, The Children's Culture Reader focuses on issues of parent-child relations, child labor, education, play, and especially the relationship of children to mass media and consumer culture. The contributors include Martha Wolfenstein, Philippe Aries, Jacqueline Rose, James Kincaid, Lynn Spigel, Valerie Walkerdine, Ellen Seiter, Annette Kuhn, Eve Sedgwick, Henry Giroux, and Nancy Scheper-Hughes. Including a groundbreaking introduction by the editor and a sourcebook section which excerpts a range of material from popular magazines to child rearing guides from the past 75 years, The Children's Culture Reader will propel our understanding of children and childhood into the next century.
During the past 25 years, a great deal of research and theory has addressed the development of young children's understanding of mental states such as knowledge, beliefs, desires, intentions, and emotions. Although developments in children's understanding of the mind subsequent to early childhood has received less attention, in recent years a growing body of research has emerged examining understanding of psychological functioning during middle and late childhood. Combined with the literature on adolescent epistemological development, this research provides a broader picture of age-related changes in children's understanding of the mind. Guided by the goals of describing developmental changes in children's concepts of cognitive functioning and identifying sources of information that contribute to learning about cognition, Children's Discovery of the Active Mind organizes empirical literature concerning the development of children's knowledge of cognitive activities from early childhood to adolescence and presents a conceptual framework that integrates children's introspective activities with social influences on development. Bringing together theoretical and empirical work from developmental, cognitive, and social psychology, the author argues that rather than depending upon a single source of information, developmental progress is driven by combinations of children's conceptual knowledge of mental functioning, children's phenomenological awareness of their own cognitive activities, and children's social experience.
A Christmas Wedding Christmas has arrived in the small town of Ballarat - along with paediatrician Summer Hoyts and her young son! Summer left the city for a fresh start, so she's not about to act on her unexpected attraction to her handsome new colleague Jason Daniels. . . Jason's ex-wife never wanted children, so he gave up on his hopes for a family. But Summer and little Tommy have stolen his heart. He soon finds himself wanting a very special gift this year - and vows to make this single mum his bride by Christmas!
Millionaire doctor: wife wanted!Dr Louise Bridgford is devoted to her job on a busy A&E children's ward. Although her tireless work leaves her little time for romance, she can't help noticing the devastatingly handsome Dr James Ashleigh-also known as the next Lord Ashleigh! She's only allowing herself a little look, because a) he's simply out of her league and b) they are arguing over the future of her department.But James knew from the moment he met Louise that she was the woman for him. Since she's been in his life he's started to see things differently. So much so that now he's going to fight to save her children's ward. And then ask her to be the next Lady Ashleigh!
New pediatrician Rhys Morgan was everything the hospital grapevine promised: piercing blue eyes, perfect physique and a mysteriously guarded manner. He was also Katrina's boss, but since a previous relationship with a colleague had seriously damaged her confidence, she thought she was safe from Rhys's charms. That is until she discovered they shared a deep commitment to their little patients--and a heartfelt passion for each other.For Rhys, Katrina was nothing short of a miracle. He had never believed in happy families. Yet Katrina opened his eyes to what love and family really meant, and her courage and vulnerability created a fierce desire within Rhys to protect her. A desire that could make him risk his heart with the most special proposal of all....
This practical guide to children's common errors and misconceptions in mathematics is a popular planning tool for primary trainees. It supports a deeper understanding of the difficulties encountered in mathematical development. This third edition has been updated to link to the new National Curriculum. New for this edition is a chapter on addressing errors misconceptions which explores how errors can best be identified and countered. The text examines misconceptions individually and in each case provides a description of the error alongside an explanation of why the error happens. The text also considers the role of the teacher in understanding and addressing children's common mathematical misconceptions.
Capture a glimpse of yesteryear from these 165 studio photos of American and European children from the 1860s to the 1920s.
A volume in the highly-acclaimed Children's Heroes series,this book is an account of Napoleon's rise to power, from his humble beginnings on the island of Corsica to emperor over half of Europe.
Travel back to a mythical time when Achilles, aided by the gods, waged war against the Trojans. And join Odysseus on his journey through murky waters, facing obstacles like the terrifying Scylla and whirring Charybdis, the beautiful enchantress Circe, and the land of the raging Cyclopes. Using narrative threads from The Iliad and The Odyssey, Padraic Colum weaves a stunning adventure with all the drama and power that Homer intended.
A hospital is preserved, afloat, after the Earth is flooded beneath seven miles of water. Inside, assailed by mysterious forces, doctors and patients are left to remember the world they've lost and to imagine one to come. At the center, Jemma Claflin, a medical student, finds herself gifted with strange powers and a frightening destiny.
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