Locomotion from Pre- to Post-Natal Life

Locomotion from Pre- to Post-Natal Life

How the Newborn Begins to Acquire Psycho-Sensory Functions

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Authors: André Thomas, S. Autgaerden
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222424

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Clinics in Developmental Medicine, No. 24: Locomotion from Pre- to Post-Natal Life: How the Newborn Begins to Acquire Psycho-Sensory Functions describes the examinations conducted to newborn infants. This book consists of five chapters. Chapter I discusses the methods of investigation such as the observations related to walking upwards on an inclined plane or stepping over. A case report of the neurological examination of a 15-minute-old newborn child is also deliberated. The first reactions to visual and auditory stimuli are covered in Chapter II, while the role of the upper limbs in equilibrium is emphasized in Chapter III. In Chapter IV, the “cloth on the face” test is described. The last chapter focuses on sympathetic reactivity, a study that has been limited to general cerebrospinal motility. This publication is valuable to pediatricians and medical practitioners concerned with the reactions of the infant during his first days of life.

Table of Contents

  • Preface



    Chapter I. Methods of Investigation

    Walking Upwards on an Inclined Plane

    Stepping Over

    Case Report: the Neurological Examination of a 15-Minute-Old Newborn Child

    Chapter II. First Reactions to Visual and Auditory Stimuli

    Motility and Aptitudes

    Continuity of Foetal Life — First Innovations

    Visual Stimuli

    Auditory Stimuli — Test of the Christian Name

    Chapter III. The Value of the Method


    The Role of the Upper Limbs in Equilibrium

    Movement of the Upper Limbs


    Chapter IV. Praxic Vigilance

    The 'Cloth on the Face' Test


    Chapter V. Sympathetic Reactivity

    Appendix. Spontaneous Audibility of the Mother's Voice and Conditioned Audibility of Other Voices



Product details

  • No. of pages: 100
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222424

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André Thomas

S. Autgaerden

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