Key Features

  • Covers foundation and development of hand skills, therapeutic intervention, and special problems and approaches.
  • Is readable, concise, and well-organized with a consistent format throughout.
  • Integrates recent research findings and current thinking throughout the text.
  • Emphasizes neuroscience and the hand's sensory function and haptic perception.
  • Applies neuroscience and development frames of reference throughout.
  • Implications for practice included in each chapter.
  • Presents concepts in the foundation/development chapters that are linked with the intervention chapters.

Table of 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

Details

No. of pages:
496
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Electronic ISBN:
9780323062466
Print ISBN:
9780323031868

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