Description - Children who Fail to Thrive by Dorota Iwaniec

Three to five per cent of children fail to thrive. Without earlyintervention this can lead to serious growth failure and delayedpsychomotor development.

Such children typically present difficulties with feeding andsleeping, as well as other behavioural problems. Failure to growcan also involve attachment disorders, emotional maltreatment,neglect, and abuse.

Dorota Iwaniec has carried out the longest ever study on failure tothrive, following up on 198 clinical cases after a 20-year period.This extensive practical guide includes:

* numerous checklists and other instruments for use inassessments

* four chapters on intervention and treatments, with a particularfocus on multidisciplinary approaches

* a comprehensive literature review alongside original researchdata

* case studies drawn from the author's lengthy clinicalexperience

This book is essential reading for social workers, health visitors,nurses, pediatricians, psychologists and child care workers.

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