Prenatal Exposures: Psychological and Educational Consequences for Children by Roy P. MartinPrenatal Exposures: Psychological and Educational Consequences for Children by Roy P. Martin

Prenatal Exposures: Psychological and Educational Consequences for Children

byRoy P. Martin, Stefan C. Dombrowski

Paperback | November 4, 2010

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In this first compendium in the growing literature of behavioral teratology, readers will discover an easy-to-access, concise presentation that covers a huge range of subjects. The book synthesizes important findings that help explain why prenatal events may result in abnormal behavior and learning disabilities later in life. It goes further to examine the role of prenatal perturbations in conditions as varied as dyslexia, schizophrenia, fetal alcohol syndrome, and autism.
Roy Martin, Ph.D., obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Texas. He is a licensed psychologist and a diplomate in professional psychology. He has spent his career training school psychologists, first at Temple University, then at the University of Georgia. At the University of Georgia he served in various administrative positions incl...
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Title:Prenatal Exposures: Psychological and Educational Consequences for ChildrenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:461 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:November 4, 2010Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441945008

ISBN - 13:9781441945006

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Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction.- The importance of the prenatal central nervous system development.- Overview prenatal central nervous system development.- Section II: The demography of normal and abnormal childbirth.- Normal birth patterns.- Demographic characteristics resulting in fetal death: a model for fetal developmental risk.- Section III: Prematurity and low birth weight: The great mediator of developmental pathologies.- Prematurity and low birth weight: Defining the problem.- Prematurity and low birth weight: Learning and behavior outcomes.- Section IV: Maternal ingested toxins.- Maternal smoking.- Maternal alcohol use.- Maternal use of other recreational drugs.- Sections V: Maternal medical and psychological conditions.- Prenatal nutrition.- Maternal infection.- Maternal illness other than infection.- Maternal stress during pregnancy.- Other maternal characteristics.- Perinatal events: delivery complications.- Section VI: Environmental factors.- Environmental toxins: Air, water, and food pollutants.- Temperature, photoperiod, and other geophysical factors.- Section VII: Summary.- A model of prenatal perturbations to development.- Screening for prenatal perturbation in clinical work.- Appendix.

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From the reviews:"Martin and Dombrowski's new book, Prenatal Exposures: Psychological and Educational Consequences for Children (Springer, 2008), is well documented and incisive. They collect in one volume an impressive amount of scientific evidence, and they do not stray far from this evidentiary base when drawing conclusions and identifying trends that may inform future research and current practices. Thanks to these characteristics this text is authoritative and, therefore, of particular importance for graduate training in pediatrics, child and school psychology, nursing, and preparation of other professionals who commonly have to estimate the potential impact of proven and purported teratogens. I congratulate the authors on this accomplishment and recommend highly their text for researchers and clinicians alike."R.W. Kamphaus, Ph.D., Dean and Distinguished Research Professor College of Education, Georgia State University"This text represents a landmark contribution to pediatric and developmental psychology. Understanding the link between prenatal development and lifelong outcomes has become integral to global medical and psychological practice. The authors offer a timely, in-depth, and succinct perspective important for clinicians, practitioners, and policy makers."Martin Mrazik, Ph.D., R.Psych., Clinical Neuropsychologist, University of Alberta"This volume presents a comprehensive and well-organized integration of research conducted across many fields of study. The book is remarkable in that it strikes a unique balance between scholarship and practicality. Practitioners and students from many disciplines will find this text to be highly informative, useful, and readable."Thomas J. Power, Ph.D., Professor of School Psychology in Pediatrics Director, Center for Management of ADHD, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania"This book provides valuable insights into the challenges facing many of our children, our most valuable assets. As one can quickly see, the playing field is not a level one, even long before the child is born. Many of the factors addressed in this book are interlinked to extreme poverty and teen pregnancy, two of our most pressing national emergencies. Physicians, educators, child advocates and policy makers will all find this information crucial in their work and compelling in their search for the transformation of our future."Elisa Silverstein, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri--Kansas City School of Medicine Attending Physician Pediatric Emergency Department Children's Mercy Hospital"The book provides a concise overview of the research that has been conducted in this relatively young field of study. . the book will please researchers and graduate students interested in human development, particularly those interested in cognitive and behavioral disorders. For the beginning researcher . the book provides an excellent introduction to the topic and could be an ideal book to read when one is in the process of deciding on a long-term program of research." (Shelia M. Kennison, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 54 (1), January, 2009)"I am currently writing up my PhD on maternal lifestyle in pregnancy and child behavioural development and thought I would e-mail to let you know that your book "Prenatal Exposures" has been a fantastic resource! It is a great summary of what we know of these prenatal influences, and I think the writing style is such that it can be readily understood external to the academic context."Monique Robinson, Research Officer/PhD Candidate, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research West Perth, Australia