Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781447307044 Published August 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781447307051 Published August 2015 For sale in North and South America only

Child Development and the Brain

An Introduction

Rob Abbott and Esther Burkitt

Child Development and the Brain

Rob Abbott and Esther Burkitt

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | 20 tables and figures | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781447307044 Published August 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781447307051 Published August 2015 For sale in North and South America only
This accessibly written book explores how increasing knowledge of neuroscience and advances in methods of investigation are changing our understanding of child development. Examining key aspects of development such as emotion, memory, learning, perception, and language, as well as brain structure and neurodevelopmental disorders, Child Development and the Brain offers insight into the connections between brain development and how children think and feel. Packed with illustrations, case studies, reflection points, suggestions for further reading, and complete with a full glossary of technical terms, this book links science and practice and provides social science students and childcare workers with a valuable introduction to the science behind the child brain.
Contents
Introduction
Beginnings and Basics
Developing Visual Perception
The Development of Thinking
Emotional Development
Language Development
The Learning Brain
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
The Future
Review Quotes
Martyn Barrett, University of Surrey, UK
“A highly accessible introduction to developmental neuroscience. Abbott and Burkitt explain complex issues with clarity and elegance, and their engaging text is a pleasure to read. An exemplary book.”
Dawn Watling, Royal Holloway, University of London
“Developmental neuroscience is an exciting area of research that is increasing in importance. This text is a good, accessible introduction to this field including what neuroscience can add to our understanding of key development throughout childhood.”
J. Mercer, Stockton University | Choice
"Helpful aspects of the volume include the use of boldface for terminology, a good glossary, and section summaries."
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