Movement Sciences by Robert J. Palisano
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Movement Sciences
By Robert J. Palisano

Movement Sciences

Transfer of Knowledge into Pediatric Therapy Practice

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Movement Sciences by Robert J. Palisano

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Discover new perspectives and recent research findings to apply to the children and families on your caseload With Movement Sciences: Transfer of Knowledge into Pediatric Therapy Practice, you will explore the motor control, learning, and development of children with movement disorders, allowing you to increase the effectiveness of intervention. This book provides cutting-edge information on motor disabilities in children--such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, or Erb's palsy--and how prehension, balance, and mobility are affected. Expert researchers and practitioners offer their findings and techniques for improving motor processes, using figures, tables, and extensive resources to help you create more effective pediatric rehabilitation programs. With this book, you will gain a better understanding of: * motor control for posture and prehension * the motor learning challenges of children with movement dysfunction * predictors of standing balance in children with cerebral palsy * the effect of environment setting on mobility methods of children with cerebral palsy * the reliability of a clinical measure of muscle extensibility in preterm and full-term newborn infants Movement Sciences: Transfer of Knowledge into Pediatric Therapy Practice will help physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other health care professionals implement motor learning concepts safely and effectively. This book also delivers practical advice for achieving the best results with a younger population by utilizing interventions that address the needs of their clients. With this guide, you will be able to determine which approaches are acceptable to the children and families in your practice, and ensure the therapy is meaningful to their daily lives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780789025616
ISBN-10: 0789025612
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Haworth Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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