Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children / Edition 2

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Ensure children with disabilities and special healthcare needs achieve their full potential. Noted authority Susan Effgen and a team of scholars and clinical experts explore the role of the physical therapist in meeting the needs of children and their families in a culturally appropriate context using a family-centered, abilities-based model.

The 2nd Edition of this landmark text has been thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded to encompass all of today's new theories, clinical applications, and skills. From the major body systems to assistive technology and intervention support, you'll develop the clinical knowledge you need to provide a child with the very best care from initial examination to graduation from your services.

A bonus DVD packaged with each book features narrated videos of children during intervention.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803619425
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 9/12/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 262,598
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. Foundations of Service Delivery
    1. Serving the Needs of Children and Their Families
    2. Child Development
    3. Examination and Evaluation of Children
    4. Family-Centered Intervention

  2. Systems
    1. Musculoskeletal System: Structure, Function and Evaluation
    2. Musculoskeletal System: Musculoskeletal Considerations of Specific Pediatric Pathologies
    3. Neuromuscular System: Structure, Function, Diagnoses and Evaluation
    4. Neuromuscular System: The Plan of Care
    5. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems
    6. Integumentary System

  3. Service Delivery Settings
    1. Early Intervention
    2. Schools
    3. Sports Settings for the School-Aged Child
    4. Pediatric Acute Care Hospital
    5. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    6. Rehabilitation Settings

  4. Intervention Supports
    1. Assistive Technology: Positioning and Mobility
    2. Assistive Technology: Augmentative Communication and Other Technologies

  5. Case Studies
    1. Cerebral Palsy
    2. Cystic Fibrosis
    3. Down Syndrome
    4. Leukemia
    5. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    6. Developmental Coordination Disorder
    7. Myelodysplasia

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