BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS

n. a multidisciplinary field which is a sub-speciality of both psychology and pediatrics. A substantial part of pediatric psychology and clinical child psychology. As a specialty, it focuses on the assessment and treatment of behavior-related issues such as developmental disabilities, learning and attention disorders,coping mechanisms, loss of appetite and sleep, nocturnal enuresis, etc.

BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS: "Medical practitioners who are into the field of Behavioral Pediatrics treat their patients either through prevention or by means of intervention."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavioral-pediatrics/ (accessed July 25, 2017).
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