Pediatric Stroke Rehabilitation: An Interprofessional And Collaborative Approach by Heather AtkinsonPediatric Stroke Rehabilitation: An Interprofessional And Collaborative Approach by Heather Atkinson

Pediatric Stroke Rehabilitation: An Interprofessional And Collaborative Approach

byHeather Atkinson, Kim Nixon-cave, Sabrina Smith

Hardcover | August 1, 2017

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Pediatric Stroke Rehabilitation: An Interprofessional and Collaborative Approachis a groundbreaking text designed to enhance the practice of all health care providers, enrich discussion, and emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of managing best outcomes for a child who has had a stroke. Evidence-based practice is threaded throughout the text with an emphasis on recovery vs. compensation, goal achievement, and outcome measurement.

In conjunction with the interdisciplinary contributions from a wide variety of health care professionals, Drs. Heather Atkinson, Kim Nixon-Cave, and Sabrina E. Smith aim to provide the necessary tools to effectively treat children with stroke.

The first section reviews the medical fundamentals, covering all major types of strokes. The second section ofPediatric Stroke Rehabilitationfocuses on the core of the matter, rehabilitation. The final section expands the understanding of the child's recovery to the family, community, and school environment.

Select chapters include:
  • Personal vignettes written by family members of children who have had a stroke that provides insight into the impact a stroke can have on the child and family
  • A family focus box to summarize the main points of the chapter to provide the best tools for caregivers to advocate for their child
  • A case study related to the content and family perspective

Pediatric Stroke Rehabilitationalso utilizes the World Health Organization'sInternational Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health(ICF) framework throughout.

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Pediatric Stroke Rehabilitation: An Interprofessional and Collaborative Approachis an interdisciplinary and invaluable resource for students and clinicians to understand and apply effective evidence-based practice and treatment approaches for childhood stroke. The text will also be of interest to healthcare professionals, specifically physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, physicians, neuropsychologists, nurses, and educators, who work with children who have experienced a stroke.
Heather L. Atkinson, PT, DPT, NCS graduated from Arcadia University with a master of science in Physical Therapy and subsequently earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University. She became a board-certified specialist in neurologic physical therapy in 2003. She has worked at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ...
Title:Pediatric Stroke Rehabilitation: An Interprofessional And Collaborative ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.48 inPublished:August 1, 2017Publisher:Slack IncorporatedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617116181

ISBN - 13:9781617116186

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Table of Contents


About the Editors

Contributing Authors

Foreword by Rebecca Ichord, MD


Section IPediatric Stroke: Medical Management and the Continuum of Care

Chapter 1 Childhood Arterial Ischemic Stroke

Adam Kirton, MD, MsC, FRCPC

Chapter 2 Perinatal Arterial Ischemic Stroke

Sabrina E. Smith, MD, PhD

Chapter 3 Cerebral Sinovenous Thrombosis in Children

Mubeen F. Rafay, MB.BS, FCPS, MSc

Chapter 4 Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Neonates and Children

Shih-Shan Lang, MD and Gregory G. Heuer, MD, PhD

Chapter 5 The Provision of Rehabilitation Medicine Across the Continuum of Care in Pediatric


Phillip R. Bryant, DO

Section IIOptimizing Functional Outcomes After Pediatric Stroke

Chapter 6 Examination and Evaluation of Neuromotor Function in Children With Stroke

Heather L. Atkinson, PT, DPT, NCS and Susan V. Duff, EdD, MPT, OTR/L, CHT

Chapter 7 Intervention for Functional Motor Skills in Children With Stroke

Heather L. Atkinson, PT, DPT, NCS; Mardee Greenham, PhD;
Anna Cooper, BOT, GC Paediatric OT; and Anne Gordon, PhD, MSc, BAppSc

Chapter 8 Communication and Feeding in Children With Stroke

Amy Colin, MA, CCC-SLP and Elizabeth Yeh, MA, CCC-SLP

Chapter 9 Cognitive Changes and Potential in Children With Stroke

Amanda Fuentes, PhD, C Psych and Robyn Westmacott, PhD, C Psych, ABPP

Chapter 10 Behavioral and Emotional Functioning in Children With Stroke

Lauren Krivitzky, PhD, ABPP-CN and Danielle Bosenbark, PhD

Section IIIThe Child's Environment: Family and Community


Kim Nixon-Cave, PT, PhD, PCS

Chapter 11 The Family and Child's Environment in Children With Stroke

Lois J. Robbins, DSW, LSW and Kim Nixon-Cave, PT, PhD, PCS

Chapter 12 Educational Needs of a Child/Adolescent Following a Stroke

Elisa Olson D'Achille, MEd and Juliana Bloom, PhD

Chapter 13 Prevention to Poststroke Rehabilitation: Lifelong Management, Advocacy, and Resources for
Children With Stroke

Kim Nixon-Cave, PT, PhD, PCS and Mary Kay Ballasiotes

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