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The Physical Management of Developmental Disorders - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483197081, 9781483222110

The Physical Management of Developmental Disorders

1st Edition

Clinics in Developmental Medicine, No. 26

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Author: Errington Ellis
eBook ISBN: 9781483222110
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 60
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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


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



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