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Developmental Profiles: Pre-Birth Through Adolescence 8th Edition

Lynn R. Marotz | K. Eileen Allen

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  • ISBN-10: 1305557549
  • ISBN-13: 9781305557543
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  • ISBN-13: 9781305088313
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DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILES: PRE-BIRTH THROUGH ADOLESCENCE, 8TH EDITION outlines major characteristics for each developmental stage in a concise, non-technical format. Students examine all stages of child and adolescent development as current research and thorough descriptions of daily activities and typical routines at each age help readers respond to children's developmental needs. Extensive information for teachers, families, and service providers promotes individualized learning and assists in identifying developmental delays early. Readers learn to work collaboratively with diverse families to benefit the children. Comprehensive information about each stage of development makes this an excellent long-term reference.

Lynn R. Marotz, University of Kansas, professor emerita

Lynn R. Marotz, R.N., professor emerita, was a member of the Department of Applied Behavioral Science faculty, University of Kansas, for over thirty-five years and also served as the Associate Director of the Child Development Center. She taught large undergraduate and graduate courses in parenting, children's health, safety and nutrition, history and philosophy of early childhood education, and leadership and administration. She worked closely with students in the Early Childhood teacher education program and the families of children enrolled in the Child Development Center. Professor Marotz has authored numerous invited book chapters in national and international publications about children's health and nutrition, legal issues, and environmental safety. She is also the author of HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILES: BIRTH THROUGH ADOLESCENCE, MOTIVATIONAL LEADERSHIP, and BY THE AGES: BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN PRE-BIRTH THROUGH EIGHT. She has been interviewed for numerous articles about children's health and nutrition and parenting that have appeared in national trade magazines, has served as a consultant for children's museums and training film productions, has presented extensively at international, national, and state conferences, and continues to hold appointments on national, state, and local committees and initiatives that advocate on behalf of children and their families.

K. Eileen Allen, University of Kansas

K. Eileen Allen, professor emerita, was a member of the Early Childhood faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle and at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. For thirty-one years she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in child development, developmental disabilities in young children, parenting, early education, and an interdisciplinary approach to early intervention and inclusion. She also trained teachers and supervised research-focused classrooms at both schools and has published seven college textbooks as well as numerous research articles and position papers in major professional journals. During her retirement, she continues to write and advocate on behalf of children and families. Her most recent book is entitled, I LIKE BEING OLD: A GUIDE TO MAKING THE MOST OF AGING.
  • The Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter show students what they need to know to process and understand the information in the chapter. After completing the chapter, students should be able to demonstrate how they can use and apply their new knowledge and skills. The learning objectives are also reflected in the end-of-chapter Summary.
  • Concise developmental profiles highlight children's sequential progress across six developmental domains from pre-birth to age nineteen in a bulleted format.
  • Case studies presented at the onset of each chapter reflect the ethnic diversity in today's schools, set the stage for content that follows, and encourage students to relate what they learn to real life situations.
  • Developmental Alerts are highlighted at each age level to aid in the early identification of potential delays and/or developmental problems that warrant further evaluation.
  • Daily activities and routines typical at each age level are offered in each chapter to help families and teachers anticipate and respond appropriately to children's developmental interests and needs.
  • Positive Behavior Guidance sections outline effective strategies for responding to children's behavior in a constructive manner in order to promote healthy social and emotional competence.
  • Safety Alerts reflect updated safety concerns associated with each developmental stage and are designed to help adults create safe environments, maintain quality supervision, and support children's safety education.
  • An annotated listing (Appendix B) identifies and describes a sampling of screening tests commonly used to evaluate development in infants, young children, and adolescents.
  • An overview of early intervention resources in Appendix C and at the end of each chapter aids families and professionals in locating additional information and technical assistance.

Developmental Profiles: Pre-Birth Through Adolescence


1. Child Development Theories and Data Gathering.
2. Principles of Growth and Development.
3. Prenatal Development.
4. Infancy: Birth to Twelve Months.
5. Toddlerhood: Twelve to Twenty-four Months.
6. Early Childhood: Three-, Four-, and Five-Year-Olds.
7. Early Childhood: Six-, Seven-, and Eight-Year-Olds.
8. Middle Childhood: Nine-, Ten-, Eleven-, and Twelve-Year-Olds.
9. Adolescence: Thirteen- to Nineteen-Year Olds.
10. When and Where to Seek Help.
APPENDIX A: Developmental Checklists.
APPENDIX B: Selected Screening and Assessment Instruments.
APPENDIX C: Resources for Families and Professionals.

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Instructor's Manual with Test Bank

ISBN: 9781305396609
An online Instructor’s Manual accompanies this book. It contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including sample syllabi, discussion questions, teaching and learning activities, field experiences, learning objectives, and additional online resources. For assessment support, the updated test bank includes true/false, multiple choice, matching, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter.

Online PowerPoint® Slides

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These vibrant Microsoft PowerPoint lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture, by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.

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