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Child Development and the Brain


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Introduction; Beginnings and Basics; Developing Visual Perception; The Development of Thinking; Emotional Development; Language Development; The Learning Brain; Neurodevelopmental Disorders; The Future.

About the Author

Rob Abbott is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood, as a counsellor and Registered Member of BACP (Snr accredited) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He teaches on a range of child development courses. Dr Esther Burkitt is a Reader in Developmental Psychology and has Chartered Psychologist and Scientist status with the British Psychological Society and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She regularly publishes and teaches on the subject of children's emotional and communicative development.


"Developmental neuroscience is an exciting area of research that is increasing in importance. This text is a good, accessible, introduction to this field including what neuroscience can add to our understanding of key development throughout childhood." Dr Dawn Watling, Royal Holloway, University of London

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