Growth Charts, Booklets & Books
One copy of each chart (males and females) is free. To obtain copies, and for pricing information on multiple copies of the growth charts, please, call the HGF office at (800) 451-6434.
Patterns of Growth: An excellent overview of a child’s growth patterns.
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I Deficiency: When one does not grow and develop with adequate growth hormone, the reason may be IGF-I deficiency.
Achondroplasia: Discusses the most common form of the bone disorders chondrodystrophies which are associated with dwarfism.
Precocious Puberty: Information for Families: Your child has been diagnosed with precocious puberty. This booklet has been written to help to understand more about normal as well as precocious (early) puberty. It will allow you to become more familiar with some of the medical terms you will hear and will address Deficiency issues and concerns shared by most parents. ( Not Currently Available)
Turner Syndrome: The hows and whys of the missing X chromosome, and treatment with growth hormone.
Help Children Grow: An informative overview of the HUMAN GROWTH FOUNDATION and how we help children with growth disorders. (Not Currently Available)
Septo-Optic Dysplasia: Septo-optic dysplasia (SOD), a congenital malformation syndrome involving underdevelopment of the optic nerve and the absence of a midline part of the brain, for which growth hormone treatment may be necessary. (Not Currently Available)
AVAILABLE AT NO COST TO HGF MEMBER
Short and OK: A psychosocial guide for parents of short children.
Ready For School:
Advice for parents of pre-schoolers and school-aged children.
A Parent’s Guide: A comprehensive guide to growth and development in children. (1), (2)
Growth Hormone Deficiency: What to Expect (Not available)
An overview of possible physical and psychological side effects of growth hormone therapy.
Turner Syndrome: (Not currently available)
An introduction to Turner syndrome in children
Short Stuff: A child’s view of growth hormone Deficiency: (Not available; out of print.)
Legend: (1) = Available in Spanish; (2) = Available to members of the HUMAN GROWTH FOUNDATION (individual/family : $50/yr) JOIN NOW
BOOKS FOR PURCHASE FROM HGF
Good Food to Grow On – HUMAN GROWTH FOUNDATION
Practical Bone Growth – James W. Pritchett, M.D.
Understanding Growth Hormone –
This book, written for the layman in an informative and entertaining way, takes the reader through the field of hormone study in a fascinating medical journey of discovery and revelation: $21.95
Formerly, the HGF FOURTH FRIDAY, the HGF GROWTH MESSENGER was published quarterly between 2000-2009 and distributed to HGF members by U.S. mail. Click here for the Archive.