The Spastic Forms of Cerebral Palsy: A Guide to the Assessment of Adaptive Functions by Adriano FerrariThe Spastic Forms of Cerebral Palsy: A Guide to the Assessment of Adaptive Functions by Adriano Ferrari

The Spastic Forms of Cerebral Palsy: A Guide to the Assessment of Adaptive Functions

byAdriano Ferrari, Giovanni Cioni

Hardcover | October 21, 2009

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This book is the result of studies on cerebral palsy (CP) in children that the authors and thier collaborators (medical doctors and therapists) have carried out in the recent years. It addresses the manin topICS associated with the evaluation of adaptive functions in the spastic forms of the CP (definition and modifications over the most recent decades, newly classified orientations,etiipathogenesism 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. The text is complemented with a DVD with clinical cases subdivided according to classifications proposed by authors. 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.
Title:The Spastic Forms of Cerebral Palsy: A Guide to the Assessment of Adaptive FunctionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:359 pagesPublished:October 21, 2009Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8847014778

ISBN - 13:9788847014770


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

Editorial 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)