Although children with mild neuro-developmental problems have been kwn to physicians for decades, they are increasingly coming to the attention of healthcare professionals and teachers. Careful assessment may identify features of neurological presentations such as ADHD, ASD, OCD, dyslexia or Tourette syndrome which may t warrant formal diagsis, but will still seriously impair the child's daily function. Disorganized children are therefore an invisible and often overlooked group of young people. However, when parents and teachers implement invative and creative strategies, these children and adolescents invariably flourish. This book explores the multi-disciplinary approaches, which can be managed psychologically or educationally. The combination of information, exercises and case studies makes it a valuable tool for parents, healthcare and teaching professionals, providing important insights and practical guidance.
Samuel M. Stein is a Consultant in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry in Bedfordshire. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London and a Visiting Professor in the Institute for Health Research at the University of Bedfordshire. Samuel has edited three books: Essentials of Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy in Practice: A Life in the Mind and Beyond Belief: Psychotherapy and Religion. Uttom Chowdhury is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Bedfordshire. He is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Applied Social Studies at the University of Bedfordshire and an Honorary Consultant in the Social Communication Disorders Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Uttom is author of Tics and Tourette Syndrome: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals and co-authored Why Do You Do That? A Book about Tourette Syndrome for Children and Young People.