In Child Development: Myths and Misunderstanding Second Editions, Jean Mercer uses intriguing vignettes and questions about children and families to guide readers in thinking critically about 59 common beliefs. Each essay confronts commonly held misconceptions about development, encouraging students to think like social scientists and to become better consumers of media messages and anecdotal stories. The book can be assigned to parallel either chronologically or topically organized child development texts. Features and Benefits: Presents 59 short essays about child development that challenge readers to reconsider their pre-conceived notions 14 new essays in the second edition confront topics like language acquisition, adoption, discipline, and nature versus nurture. Includes carefully developed critical thinking questions at the end of each essayOffers examples of research to help students make the connection between research designs and conclusions Intrigues and engages students with the theme of dispelling myths and misconceptions and challenges them to find out if their own beliefs are correct or incorrect.

Children with Brain Injuries can be Rehabilitated by using Practices like Patterning, and other Problems can be Treated with Similar Approaches

Children with Brain Injuries can be Rehabilitated by using Practices like Patterning, and other Problems can be Treated with Similar Approaches
Children with brain injuries can be rehabilitated by using practices like patterning, and other problems can be treated with similar approaches

People in Tyra's neighborhood were standing on the sidewalk talking about an accident that had recently occurred. Six-year-old Mikey, who was entirely too brave with his new bicycle, had been hit by a car and was transported, unconscious, to the hospital. He had been in the hospital for several days. Mikey's mother told Tyra, “I'm sure he'll get well, but they want to keep him in the hospital to see if he has any brain damage. He would never mind me when I said ...

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