Postural Control: A Key Issue in Developmental Disorders / Edition 1

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Overview

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 179

The complex nature of the postural control system makes itvulnerable to adverse conditions during early life, such asprenatally or perinatally acquired lesions of the brain or pretermbirth. Children with disorders of the developing brain nearlyalways have dysfunctions in postural control. The postural controlsystem of children with other neurodevelopmental disabilities suchas myelomeningocele or muscle disease is also challenged: it has tofind age-specific solutions for the postural problems posed by thedisorder. These postural problems have serious consequences for theactivities of daily life, as adequate postural control is aprerequisite for adequate motility.

Until now, knowledge about the nature of postural problems inchildren has been scattered, and this has hampered the developmentof appropriate therapeutic management strategies. This book is abreakthrough in that it introduces the reader to the complexity oftypical and atypical postural development and provides suggestionsfor the day-to-day management of postural problems in children withdevelopmental disorders such as cerebral palsy, developmentalcoordination disorder, muscle disorder and myelomeningocoele.

“This should be a ‘must read’ for anyone whoseoccupation or interests are in the areas of motor development orrehabilitation” Diane Damiano.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781898683575
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/9/2008
  • Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series, #2
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Mijna Hadders-Algra (Professor of Developmental Neurology,University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands)
Eva Brogren Carlberg (Associate Professor of Neuroscience,Department of Woman and Child Health, Neuropaediatric ResearchUnit, Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden)
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Table of Contents

Contents (contributors where applicable).

FOREWORD Diane Damiano.

1. INTRODUCTION: WHY BOTHER ABOUT POSTURAL CONTROL? MijnaHadders-Algra and Eva Brogren Carlberg.

2. WHAT IS POSTURE AND HOW IS IT CONTROLLED? Mark Latash ANDMijna Hadders-Algra.

3. DEVELOPMENT OF POSTURAL CONTROL Mijna Hadders-Algra.

4. POSTURAL CONTROL IN SITTING CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY EvaBrogren Carlberg and Mijna Hadders-Algra.

5. POSTURAL CONTROL IN STANDING AND WALKING IN CHILDREN WITHCEREBRAL PALSY Marjorie Hines Woollacott and Paolo Crenna.

6. POSTURAL CONTROL IN CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME NazninVirji-Babul and Mark L. Latash.

7. POSTURAL CONTROL IN CHILDREN WITH ANGELMAN SYNDROME AND RETTSYNDROME Bernard Dan and Guy Cheron

  1. POSTURAL CONTROL IN CHILDREN WITH MYELOMENINGOCELE BirgitRösblad
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9. POSTURAL CONTROL IN CHILDREN WITH MUSCLE DISEASE EugenioMercuri, Maria Kinali and Marion Main.

10. POSTURAL CONTROL AND CHILDREN BORN PRETERM BjørgFallang and Doreen Bartlett.

11. POSTURAL CONTROL IN CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENAL COORDINATIONDISORDER (DCD) Reint H. Geuze and Peter H. Wilson.

12. POSTURAL CONTROL IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERChristina Schmitz and Christine Assaiante.

13. MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT OF POSTURAL DYSFUNCTION IN CHILDRENWITH CEREBRAL PALSY Eva Brogren Carlberg and Eva Bower.

14. CONCLUDING REMARKS Mijna Hadders-Algra and Eva BrogrenCarlberg

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