Section I As Life Begins: Chromosomes and Heredity - A Toss of the Dice, Mark L. Batshaw; Birth Defects, Prenatal Diagnosis, and Fetal Therapy, Rhonda L. Schonberg and Cynthia L. Tifft; Growth Before Birth, James B. Hill and William H.J. Haffner; Having a Baby - The Birth Process, Shad H. Deering and Andrew J. Satin; The First Weeks of Life, Laura Placke Ward and Susan K. McCune; Premature and Small-for-Dates Infants, K. Rais-Bahrami, Billie Lou Short, and Mark L. Batshaw. Section II The Developing Child: Substance Abuse - A Preventable Threat to Development, Martha J. Wunsch, Charles J. Conlon, and Peter C. Scheidt; HIV Infection in Children, Hans M.L. Spiegel and Andrew M. Bonwit; Nutrition and Children with Disabilities, Leila T. Beker, Abigail F. Farber, and Colleen Comonitski Yanni; Vision - Our Window to the World, Marijean M. Miller, Sheryl J. Menacker, and Mark L. Batshaw; Hearing - Sounds and Silences, Gilbert R. Herer, Carol A. Knightly, and Annie G. Steinberg; Communication - Speech and Language, Sheela Stuart; The Brain and Nervous System - Normal and Abnormal Development, Robert F. Keating, Caple A. Spence, and David Lynch; Muscles, Bones, and Nerves - The Body's Framework, Arabella I. Leet, John P. Dormans, and Laura L. Tosi. Section III Developmental Disabilities: Mental Retardation, Mark L. Batshaw and Bruce Shapiro; Down Syndrome, Nancy J. Roizen; Fragile X Syndrome, Gretchen A. Meyer and Mark L. Batshaw; PKU and Other Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Mark L. Batshaw and Mendel Tuchman; Dual Diagnosis - Mental Retardation and Psychiatric Disorders, Mark Reber; Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Kenneth E. Towbin, Joyce E. Mauk, and Mark L. Batshaw; Attention Deficits and Hyperactivity, Mark A. Stein, Lisa A. Efron, Wendy B. Schiff, and Marianne Glanzman; Specific Learning Disabilities, Bruce Shapiro, Robin P. Church, and M.E.B. Lewis; Cerebral Palsy, Louis Pellegrino; Neural Tube Defects, Gregory S. Liptak; Epilepsy, Steven Weinstein; Traumatic Brain Injury, Linda J. Michaud, Jennifer Semel-Concepcion, Ann-Christine Duhaime, and Mary F. Lazar. Part IV Interventions, Families, and Outcomes: Feeding, Peggy S. Eicher; Dental Care - Promoting Health and Preventing Disease, George Acs, Man Wai Ng, Mark L. Helpin, and Howard M. Rosenberg; Early Intervention, Charles J. Conlon; Special Education Services, Elissa Batshaw Clair, Robin P. Church, and Mark L. Batshaw; Promoting Adaptive Behavior While Addressing Challenging Behavior, John M. Parrish; Technological Assistance - Innovations for Independence, Susan E. Levy and Maureen O'Rourke; Rehabilitation: Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, Lisa A. Kurtz; Exercise, Sports, and Recreation, Terry Adirim and Kenneth M. Fine; Ethical Dilemmas - Evaluation and Decision Making, Tomas Jose Silber and Mark L. Batshaw; Providing Family-Centered Services, Paula J. Beckman; (Part Contents).
Praise for the fourth edition: "Mark Batshaw has successfully
elevated the nature of reference by providing us with a
comprehensive resource for all disability reference needs."
"a complete and thorough compendium of useful information regarding young children with disabilities and their families"