Child Development: Basic Concepts and Clinical Considerations

Tammy Pilowsky Peleg*

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This chapter presents basic aspects of child development, focusing on typical development and addressing cognitive, social, and emotional development as manifested in the areas of intelligence, social communication, and emotion regulation. Pediatric patients encompass a wide range of ages and development stages from infants, toddlers, and children to pre-adolescents and adolescents, challenging clinicians in their attempt to communicate with children at different ages and adapt their practice, respectively. Normal development is the developmental course that the majority of children in a population group will follow. Higher incidence of dental trauma was found in children with intellectual disabilities, and bruxism was found in children with cerebral palsy. Several recommendations have been suggested for dental practitioners regarding children with intellectual disabilities. Caregivers are great resources for techniques that have been successful in helping their child’s behaviors in the past.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationWright's Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781119680987
ISBN (Print)9781119680840
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021

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