Development: Normal and Disordered

Virginia Niebuhr PhD

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Pediatricians are health educators, developmental monitors, and counselors. Pediatricians will tell you that two of the most enjoyable parts of their work are the opportunity to see well children, not just sick ones, and the joy of seeing children and families over time as the children and the families grow and develop. In this chapter, readers can review the major roles of the pediatrician relevant to screening, assessment, and intervention about development.