Child is the greatest gift of God to the humanity. A baby born, whether premature or normal, is the most precious thing to parents, particularly the mother. The term prematurely is not a strange one today. Out of ten infants born in the hospitals, two infants born are premature. With advancement in medical and educational facilities, people are now conscious and sensitive about the premature infants in terms of different techniques, education, environment, nutrition, health education, love and care in their initial years. This book is a noble attempt to deal these pertinent issues in very lucid and analytical manner.
Considering the mortality rate of the premature infants, this book provides the new norms and implications in Indian context to help to develop positive attitude in parents and prepare them psychologically to accept the child as normal.
The Contents include : Section I- Theoretical Dimensions covering Introduction, Principles of Development, The Prenatal Development, The Newborn Infant, Premature Infants, Normal Infants and Dimensions of Human Development. Whereas Section II- Practical Dimensions include Methodology, Analysis, Limitations, Suggestions and Implications. Comprehensive Bibliography is also given at the end.
The book will be useful to students, teachers and researchers of Psychology, Home Science, Sociology and Paediatrics. The book will also be used as text cum reference document for serving the diagnostic and clinical purpose.