My Child Has What?
Case Studies of Common Illnesses and Problems That Five- to Twelve-Year-Old Children Face
Janet L. Stafford M.D.
This collection of twelve case studies featuring common childhood illnesses and problems of children aged five to twelve is a must have for anyone who wants to help children.
Janet L. Stafford, M.D., highlights stories based on real clinic visits, including diagnosis, causes, and how various problems can be treated. She also shares follow-up assessments of children after treatment.
The illnesses and problems include everything from autism to obesity, headaches, asthma, seizures, attention deficit disorder, and recurrent abdominal pain.
She also highlights more sensitive topics, such as a five-year-old girl acting in a sexual manner with classmates and a seven-year-old boy whose short stature does not sit well with his family members, who are passionate about athletics.
Other case studies include a 10-year-old girl who is overwhelmed by her parents’ divorce and a nine-year-old boy who wets his bed but wants to go to camp.
The case presentations are geared for families, teachers, nurses, therapists, and anyone who wants to help children as they develop physically and neurologically.