Health for all Children

Child Surveillance Handbook 3rd Edition: Chapter 12

Links and references

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3. Juberg DR, Alfano K, Coughlin RJ. An Observational Study of Object Mouthing Behavior by Young Children Pediatrics 2001;107:135–142; see also Krakow JB, Kopp CB. The effects of developmental delay on sustained attention in young children. Child Dev. 1983; 54(5):1143-55.

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5. Law J, Boyle J, Harris F, et al. The feasibility of universal screening for primary speech and language delay: findings from a systematic review of the literature. Dev.Med Child Neurol. 2000;42:190-200. Seealso Nelson HD, Nygren P, Walker M et al. Systematic Evidence Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Preschool Children. Pediatrics2006;117;e298-e319.

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8. Accessed 4 January 2009. Seealso Baird G, Charman T, Cox A, et al. Screening and surveillance for autism and pervasive developmental disorders. Arch. Dis. Child. 2001; 84(6); 468–75.

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11. McConachie H, Diggle T. Parent implemented early intervention for young children with autism spectrum disorder: a systematic review. J Eval Clin Pract. 2007; 13(1): 120–9. See also parent websites:;

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13. Robson P. Shuffling, hitching, scooting or sliding: some observations in 30 otherwise normal children.Dev Med Child Neurol. 1970;12(5):608-17. See also Robson P. Persisting head turning in the early months: some effects in the early years. Dev Med Child Neurol. 1968;10(1):82-92.

14. Hirsch G, Wagner B. The natural history of idiopathic toe-walking: a long-term follow-up of fourteen conservatively treated children. Acta Paediatr. 2004;93:196-9.

15. Sass P, Hassan G. Lower Extremity Abnormalities in Children. Am Fam Physician. 2003; 68 (3): 461-68.Available at: accessed 4 January 2009.

16. Waruiru C, Appleton R. Febrile seizures: an update. Arch Dis Child. 2004; 89(8): 751–6.

17. Yang ML, Fullwood E, Goldstein J, et al. Masturbation in Infancy and Early Childhood Presenting as a Movement Disorder: 12 Cases and a Review of the Literature. Pediatrics 2005;116;1427-32

18. Kemp A, Sibert JR. Drowning and near drowning in children in the United Kingdom: lessons for prevention. BMJ 1992;304: 1143-46.

19. Chapman S, Cornwall J, Righetti J, et al. Preventing dog bites in children: randomised controlled trial of an educational intervention. BMJ 2000;320:1512–13 (This study focused on children in school; however, the paper is relevant to pre-school children).