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The Spastic Forms of Cerebral Palsy

A Guide to the Assessment of Adaptive Functions

Ferrari, Adriano, Cioni, Giovanni

2010, XIX, 359 p. With DVD.

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  • Presents a complete analysis of the clinical evaluation of children affected by cerebral palsy
  • Offers a classification of spastic forms of cerebral palsy
  • Stresses the role of imaging (US and MRI) in both early diagnosis and prognosis

This book is the result of studies on cerebral palsy (CP) in children that the authors and their collaborators (medical doctors and therapists) have carried out in recent years.
It addresses the main topics associated with the evaluation of adaptive functions in the spastic forms of CP (definition and modifications over the most recent decades, newly classified orientations, etiopathogenesis, anatomic–functional correlations, semiotics, and the so-called associated disorders: visual, cognitive, and behavioral). The main goal of this book is to offer readily accessible information on the nature of the disease, the problems correlated with prognosis, and the rehabilitation.
Because of its instructive nature and practical approach, the book will be an invaluable tool for practitioners already working in this field (medical doctors, child neuropsychiatrists and physiatrists, and rehabilitation therapists), for university students studying physical and occupational therapy, and for residents in rehabilitative medicine, child neurology, and orthopedics.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » cerebral palsy - child - classification - evaluation - spasticity

Related subjects » Medicine - Neurology - Orthopedics

Table of contents 

PART I Nature of the Defect.- 1 Cerebral Palsy Detection: from John Little to the Present.- 2 Guide to the Interpretation of Cerebral Palsy.- PART II Function Analysis.- 3 Functional Diagnosis in Infants and in Very Young Children: Early Predictive Signs.- 4 Motor Defects.- 5 Perceptive Defects.- 6 Praxic Organization Disorders.- 7 Visual and Oculomotor Disorders.- 8 Neuropsychological Evaluation.- 9 Emotional, Behavioral and Social Disorders in Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy.- 10 Observing Interactions.- PART III Classification of Spastic Syndromes and Clinical Forms.- 11 Critical Aspects of Classifications.- 12 Kinematic Classification.- 13 Tetraplegic Forms.- 14 Dysperceptive Forms.- 15 Forms of Diplegia.- 16 Forms of Hemiplegia.- Subject Index

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