Edward R Christophersen

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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)
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)
C ontemporary toilet training derives from two accepted models: child-oriented gradual training and structured-behavioral, endpoint-oriented training. The former approach views toilet training as a process by which a parent systematically responds to a child's signals of toilet " readiness , " whereas the latter views toilet training as a process of(More)
Noting a lack of such a resource, the authors developed a primer summarizing key concepts for career development and promotion for psychologists working in an academic health center. The present article presents a brief summary of the primer; however, the full version is available as an APAHC membership benefit (or for a small fee for non-members) by(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)
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)