The Difference Between Abstract Understanding and ApplicationMore than any other development text, McDevitt/Ormrod spells out the practical implications of development theory arid research and provides concrete applications for those who work with children and adolescents. Professional Implicationssections examine in depth the implications and application of research and theory to working with children. Development and Practicefeatures offer concrete strategies for facilitating student development. Observation Guidelinestapes help students learn to observe developmental nuances in the behavior of children and adolescents. The Difference Between Reading About Development and Seeing ItMore than any other text, McDevitt/Ormrod illustrates concepts with case studies; artifacts from journals, sketchbooks, and schoolwork; and video footage. Each chapter begins and ends with aCase Studyand includes other integrated vignettes. Artifacts from children and adolescentsoffer readers authentic illustrations of chapter content and give students an opportunity to see development in action. A new set of 3 CDs with video segments,0bserving Children and Adolescents,allows students to explore l4 topics, including Memory, Friendship, and Families, from the perspective of children from live different age groups. New and Expanded Content Infancycoverage is substantially expanded. Broader applicationsinclude material for counselors, community service workers, child-care providers, and others. Coverage ofbrain developmentand other topics includingtheory of mindandsociocultural aspects of cognitive developmentis substantially expanded.McDevitt, Teresa M. is the author of 'Child Development Educating and Working With Children and Adolescents', published 2003 under ISBN 9780131108417 and ISBN 0131108417.