Slow Grows the Child: Psychosocial Aspects of Growth Delay
Originally published in 1986, Slow Grows the Child came out of a symposium held in Washington D.C. in 1984 which brought together researchers and practitioners in the field producing recommendations for future research. It was the beginning of an informal network among researchers. In the 1970s and 1980s, the odds that a short-statured person would be socially and emotionally fulfilled were judged by some to be not very good. There was a pervasive belief that equated tallness with strength and shortness with weakness and a lack of social desirability. The recognition that delays in growth could be modified by medical therapies had led to increased awareness of psychological and social effects on short stature children. There had been little consensus about how best to measure the psychological and social adjustment of short individuals. It was hoped this title would advance understanding of the social and psychological experience of growth delay and increase the odds that medical and psychological intervention would produce the most desirable outcome.
- Publisher: Routledge
- Publish Date: May 1st, 2024
- Pages: 218
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
- EAN: 9781032751733
- Categories: • Developmental - Child• Pediatrics
About the Author
Brian Stabler and Louis E. Underwood.