Children With Prenatal Drug Exposure examines new medical
approaches for predicting the developmental progress of children
who have been exposed to drugs in utero. This book outlines
effective methods for intervention and assessment and indicates
future directions for investigation. It provides practical and
up-to-date information on treatments and research development,
while it encourages practitioners to come to their own conclusions
through careful documentation and analysis of each case.Children
With Prenatal Drug Exposure cuts across many disciplines to provide
the reader with a vivid analysis of the complexities and challenges
surrounding health care of children who have been prenatally
exposed to drugs. This guidebook explores the controversies over
treatment and therapy options and the ethics of care. It advocates
positive outcome intervention methods that promote the health
interests of both mother and unborn child whenever possible, with
an emphasis on clinical efforts geared to change maternal
behavior.Practical and comprehensive, Children With Prenatal Drug
Exposure explores a full range of provoking topics, including:
neurological effects and sensory motor delays caused by cocaine
exposure foster care and its impact on motor development adolescent
pregnancy and the complications of prenatal substance abuse ethical
dilemmas multidimensional measurement systems and longitudinal
researchThe book's authors believe that in order to meet the needs
of children who have been prenatally exposed to drugs, care
providers must know the limitations associated with the process and
methodology of assessment and learn to address the shortcomings of
evaluation. With this in mind, this book aims to equip
psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, researchers,
and physicians with the "know-how" they require for optimizing
their health care services and contributing valuable research that
the field so urgently needs.
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Lynette S. Chandler
• Shelly J. Lane
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