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Hand Function in the Child

Foundations for Remediation

This comprehensive resource and clinical guide for students and practicing pediatric therapists features current information on the neurological foundations of hand skills, the development of hand skills, and intervention with children who have problems related to hand skills.

Hardbound, 496 Pages

Published: September 2005

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03186-8

Contents

  • Part I: Foundation of Hand Skills
    1. Cortical control of hand-object interaction
    2. Anatomy and kinesiology of the hand
    3. Normal and impaired development of force control in precision grip
    4. Perceptual functions of the hand
    5. Reaching and eye-hand coordination
    6. Cognition and motor skills

    Part II: Development of Hand Skills
    7. Hand skill development in the context of infants’ play: birth to two years
    8. Object manipulation in infants and children
    9. Handedness in children
    10. Self-care and hand skill
    11. The development of graphomotor skills

    Part III: Therapeutic Intervention
    12. Intervention for children with hand skill problems
    13. A fine motor program for preschoolers
    14. Evaluation of handwriting
    15. Principles and practices of teaching handwriting
    16. Upper extremity intervention in cerebral palsy: a neurodevelopmental approach
    17. Pediatric hand therapy
    18. Splinting the upper extremity of a child
    19. Efficacy of interventions to enhance hand function

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