The Spastic Forms of Cerebral Palsy

A Guide to the Assessment of Adaptive Functions

Authors: Ferrari, Adriano, Cioni, Giovanni

  • 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
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About this book

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.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book encompasses the authors’ experiences and scientific background, resulting in an informative, thought-provoking book on the spastic forms of cerebral palsy. … This is a valuable source of information for a broad range of specialists, including neurologists, psychiatrists, physiatrists, and developmental pediatricians. Additionally, physiotherapists, medical students, residents, and other clinicians who work closely with individuals with cerebral palsy also will appreciate this book. … Overall, this is well-written book that offers a unique, comprehensive and thought-provoking review of cerebral palsy.” (Larissa Pavone, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2012)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Cerebral Palsy Detection: from John Little to the Present

    Cioni, Giovanni (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Guide to the Interpretation of Cerebral Palsy

    Ferrari, Adriano (et al.)

    Pages 17-28

  • Functional Diagnosis in Infants and in Very Young Children: Early Predictive Signs

    Cioni, Giovanni (et al.)

    Pages 31-52

  • Motor Defects

    Ferrari, Adriano

    Pages 53-71

  • Perceptive Defects

    Ferrari, Adriano

    Pages 73-98

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-88-470-1478-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-88-470-1477-0
  • book with DVD
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Spastic Forms of Cerebral Palsy
Book Subtitle
A Guide to the Assessment of Adaptive Functions
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Milan
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-1478-7
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-1478-7
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-1477-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 359
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