Developmental Profiles,
9th Edition

K. Eileen Allen, Lynn R Marotz

ISBN-13: 9780357625026
Copyright 2023 | Published
320 pages | List Price: USD $174.95

Packed with the latest research and best practices, Marotz/Allen's DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILES: PRE-BIRTH THROUGH ADOLESCENCE, 9th edition, helps you understand the complexity of children's development. Major characteristics for each developmental domain are presented in a concise, nontechnical, point-by-point format. This bestseller addresses typical daily routines and important safety considerations at each developmental stage as well as includes learning activities to promote brain development, developmental checklists, family resources and an overview of assessment tools. This edition provides extensive information that teachers, families and service providers will find useful for promoting individualized learning and identifying developmental delays in their earliest stage. It also emphasizes the importance of working collaboratively with diverse families to achieve maximum benefit for children.


1. Child Development Theories and Data Gathering.
2. Principles of Growth and Development.
3. Prenatal Development.
4. Infancy: Birth to Twelve Months.
5. Toddlerhood: Twelve to Twenty-Four Months.
6. Early Childhood: Three-, Four-, and Five-Year-Olds.
7. Early Childhood: Six-, Seven-, and Eight-Year-Olds.
8. Middle Childhood: Nine-, Ten-, Eleven-, and Twelve-Year-Olds.
9. Adolescence: Thirteen- to Nineteen-Year-Olds.
10. When and Where to Seek Help.
APPENDIX A: Developmental Checklists.
APPENDIX B: Selected Screening and Assessment Instruments.
APPENDIX C: Resources for Families and Professionals.

  • K. Eileen Allen

    K. Eileen Allen, professor emerita, was a member of the early childhood faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle and at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. For 31 years she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in child development, developmental disabilities in young children, parenting, early education and an interdisciplinary approach to early intervention and inclusion. She also trained teachers and supervised research-focused classrooms at both schools. In addition to numerous research articles and position papers in major professional journals, she has published seven college textbooks. During her retirement, she continued to write and advocate on behalf of children and families. Her last book was I LIKE BEING OLD: A GUIDE TO MAKING THE MOST OF AGING.

  • Lynn R Marotz

    Lynn R. Marotz, Ph.D., R.N., professor emerita, was a member of the Department of Applied Behavioral Science faculty at the University of Kansas for over 35 years and also served as associate director of the Child Development Center. She taught undergraduate and graduate courses in parenting, children's health, safety and nutrition, history and philosophy of early childhood education, and leadership and administration. She worked closely with students in the early childhood teacher education program as well as with the families of children enrolled in the Child Development Center. Dr. Marotz's other books include HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD (10e), PARENTING TODAY'S CHILDREN, BY THE AGES: BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN PRE-BIRTH THROUGH EIGHT and EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERSHIP. In addition to writing numerous invited book chapters in national and international publications about children's health and nutrition, legal issues and environmental safety, she has been interviewed about children's health, nutrition and parenting issues for national trade magazine articles. Dr. Marotz also has served as a consultant for children's museums and training film productions, presented extensively at international, national and state conferences, and held appointments on national, state and local committees and initiatives that advocate on behalf of children and their families.

  • Thoroughly updated with the latest developments from the field, the ninth edition is packed with new references and links to current research.

  • All-new information has been added on critical developmental issues such as attachment, sexual identity and conformity, socio-ecological factors and developmental risk, material obesity and fetal development, media use, mental health, morality and more.

  • The new 2020 National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Preparation Standards (NAEYC) are cited throughout the ninth edition. The standards are identified at the beginning of each chapter so students can easily see where content-relevant information is addressed. These callouts and the standards correlation chart help students make connections between what they are learning in the textbook and professional expectations. The chart and chapter-by-chapter standards also provide a handy reference for faculty involved in program accreditation.

  • A correlation chart linking current InTASC standards to chapter content also provides a helpful reference.

  • Downloadable and often customizable, practical and professional digital resources enable students to immediately implement and apply chapter concepts in the field. Students can download these tools and keep them forever, equipping preservice teachers with proven resources to begin building their own libraries. A TeachSource Digital Downloads label identifies these items for quick reference.

  • Several all-new TeachSource videos complement the ninth edition. A popular resource with students and instructors alike, the videos are introduced in the text and viewable online, presenting footage that helps students relate key chapter content to real-life scenarios. Critical-thinking questions provide further opportunities for lively in-class or online discussions as well as reflection.

  • Included in each chapter, Spotlight on Brain Development features draw attention to the latest neurocognitive research on critical issues such as the gene-brain-autism connection, maternal obesity, breast milk, early adversity, sleep, music, physical activity, adolescence impulsivity and premature birth as well as their connections to children's brain development.

  • Did You Know? features included in the margins provide interesting facts that spark students' curiosity and engagement with chapter content.

  • Learning Objectives identified at the beginning of each chapter point students to important concepts they need to know and understand. After completing the chapter, students should be able to demonstrate how they can use and apply their new knowledge and skills. Learning objectives are also reflected in the end-of-chapter summary.

  • Uniform chapter organization is used throughout the textbook to facilitate learning and the location of critical information. Educators and service providers also find this feature especially useful and efficient.

  • Concise developmental profiles highlight children's sequential progress across six developmental domains from pre-birth to age 19 using an easy-reference, bulleted format.

  • Engaging case studies presented at the onset of each chapter reflect the ethnic diversity in today's schools, set the stage for content that follows and encourage students to relate what they learn to real-life situations.

  • Developmental Alerts highlighted at each age level help in the early identification of potential delays and/or developmental problems that warrant further evaluation.

  • Daily activities and routines typical at each age level are provided in each chapter to help families and teachers anticipate and respond appropriately to children's developmental interests and needs.

  • Positive Behavior Guidance sections outline effective strategies for promoting children's social-emotional competence through the use of constructive behavior guidance responses.

  • Reflecting current safety concerns associated with each developmental stage, Safety Alerts are designed to help adults create safe environments, maintain quality supervision and support children's safety education.

  • Assessment tests commonly used to evaluate development in infants, young children and adolescents are identified and described in Appendix B.

  • Early intervention resources are described in Appendix C and at the end of each chapter. Educators and service providers find this information especially useful for assisting families and locating additional resources and technical support.

  • Technical terms are defined on the page where they appear, ensuring students have a thorough understanding of key concepts before they progress further through the text.

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