feature of nearly all the chapters and provides much needed information on children with atypical development.
These chapters bring together the latest findings from a number of leading researchers in the field of emotional development as well as innovative work by a number of investigators working with children with disabilities. The chapters were originally presented at a conference sponsored by the Center for Human Development and Developmental Disabilities at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey -- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The conference, part of a series dealing with research issues in developmental disabilities and mental retardation, is an interdisciplinary effort of the Department of Pediatrics of Robert Wood Johnson and was funded in part by the State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services, Office for Prevention of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. The volume is the second in the series and we gratefully acknowledge the continued support of David Carver, Chairman of Pediatrics, and Deborah Cohen, Director of Department of Human Services/Office for Prevention of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities in our efforts to bring the conference papers to the larger community.
We hope that the volume will be informative for researchers, clinicians, and educators in a variety of disciplines and settings. Our aim is to bring into sharper focus issues in the emotional life of children with atypical development and highlight new areas of study and intervention. In addition to the participants involved in the chapters, we wish to thank Margaret Bendersky, Candice Feiring, Claire Kopp, Mary Lotze, David Mandelbaum, Robert Marvin, Janice Prontnicki, Douglas Ramsay, Kapila Seshadri, and Lawrence Taft who attended the conference and contributed to the volume through their observations, comments, and discussion of the various papers.
-- Michael Lewis
-- Margaret W. Sullivan
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