The Physical Management of Developmental Disorders

The Physical Management of Developmental Disorders

Clinics in Developmental Medicine, No. 26

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Author: Errington Ellis
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222110

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The Physical Management of Developmental Disorders considers the role of physical medicine in the total management of developmental disorders. The optimum method of management incorporates the best features of a number of approaches, including drug, orthopedic and psychiatric, and the ""best"" program is designed to fulfill the individual needs of the child. This book is composed of seven chapters and begins with an overview of the field of developmental pediatrics. The subsequent chapters discuss the effect of environment and abnormal sensation on motor development, as well as the essentials of assessment of developmental disorders. These topics are followed by descriptions of four major systems of physical management. The last chapters focus on the role of the parents and physiotherapist in the physical treatment of children with developmental disorders. Physical therapists, physiotherapists, and parents of children with developmental disorder will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Chapter I. Developmental Paediatrics

    Chapter II Developmental Disorders

    The Effect of Environment on Motor Development

    The Effect of Abnormal Sensation on Motor Development

    The Effect of Agnosia on Movement

    The Effect of Apraxia on Movement

    The Effect of Cerebral Palsy on Motor Development and Movement

    The Effect of Severely Subnormal Intellectual Development on Motor Development and Movement

    Chapter III. The Assessment of Developmental Disorders

    The Essentials of Assessment

    a. Assessment Should Begin as Early as Possible

    b. Assessment Should Continue throughout Development

    c. The Assessment of the Multi-Handicapped Child

    d. Communication and Discussion of the Assessment

    The Assessment Center

    Recording Assessment

    Chapter IV. Historical Aspects of the Physical Treatment of Developmental Disorders





    Mrs. Collis

    Temple Fay

    Dr. and Mrs. Bobath


    Chapter V. The Physical Treatment of Developmental Disorders

    (1) Early Physical Treatment

    (2) Physical Care and Maintenance

    (3) Physical Education

    The Application of Methods used in the Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy to Children with other Developmental Disorders

    (1) Children with Severely Subnormal Intellectual Development

    (2) Children with Feeding Difficulties and Articulatory Defects

    (3) Agnosias and Apraxias

    Chapter VI. Parents and Therapist



    Chapter VII. The Physiotherapist in Action

    Aids to Lying

    Aids to Sitting

    Aids to Standing

    Three-Stage below-Knee Walking Plasters


Product details

  • No. of pages: 60
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222110

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