E R Christophersen

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Injuries are the major causes of death for children. Pediatric psychology offers significant contributions to the multidisciplinary efforts necessary to prevent injuries and reduce harm to children. This Task Force Report reviews epidemiological data, characteristics of children's injuries, passive and active interventions for reducing injuries, and(More)
Feeding problems occur in children who have normal development, who have failure to thrive, and who have developmental disabilities. This article focuses on the latter two groups. The characteristics and developmental concerns include family characteristics, parent-child interactions, cognitive development, and oral-motor development. The evaluation process(More)
One adult and three adolescent mothers with 1-year-old infants were taught to reduce their infants' potential for injury in the home. After being taught to increase their positive interactions with their infants, the mothers were taught to child-proof the home, to use playpen time-out for potentially dangerous behaviors, and to give positive attention for(More)
Preliminary data examined the relationships between mothers, their sons with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and younger siblings. We hypothesized that the conflict between the mother and the son with ADHD would also occur in the relationship between the child with ADHD and the younger sibling. Significant associations were found among ADHD(More)
Injuries are now the cause of more deaths in children than the next six most frequent causes combined. It is estimated that 8.7 million injuries occur each year. Together with noninjury motor vehicle accidents and fires, these accidents cost the nation an estimated $107.3 billion. The major approaches to injury control have involved legislation, health(More)
Chronic ruminant gagging was substantially reduced in a severely retarded 13-year-old girl with Batten's disease through the use of contingent citrus juice in an ABAB design. Previous literature suggests that citrus juice may not be effective for treatment of rumination in older and/or handicapped children due to habituation. In this study, habituation may(More)