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Description - Examination of the Child with Minor Neurological Dysfunction by Mijna Hadders-Algra

This highly practical book brings the examination of minor neurological dysfunction developed by Bert Touwen and his colleagues in Groningen right up to date, which is timely in view of the increasing interest in and use of this approach. The approach is a detailed and extensive neurological examination with the aim of detecting a possible neurobiological basis for learning, behavioural and motor coordination problems in a child and thus informing decision-making and management. It provides a refined, sensitive and age-appropriate technique, designed to take into account the developmental aspects of the child?s rapidly changing nervous system. This third edition of Bert Touwen?s classic handbook has been updated by Mijna Hadders-Algra to reflect contemporary clinical practice. A new chapter assesses the reliability and validity of the methodology, and the book now includes norms for comparison, as well as practical management guidelines based on current clinical practice. Entirely new photographs and diagrams illustrate the assessment techniques clearly.

The accompanying CD-ROM contains videos illustrating typical and atypical performance and also provides an electronic assessment form.

Paediatric neurologists, physicians working in neuropaediatrics, developmental paediatrics, child and adolescent psychiatry, and paediatric rehabilitation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781898683988
ISBN-10: 1898683980
Format: Paperback / softback
(239mm x 170mm x 7mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Mac Keith Press
Publisher: Mac Keith Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mijna Hadders-Algra

Mijna Hadders-Algra is Professor of Developmental Neurology at theDepartment of Neurology, University of Groningen. Her main lines ofresearch are (1) the early detection of developmental disabilities(cerebral palsy, developmental coordination disorder, minorneurological dysfunction, learning and behavioural problems), and(2) paediatric neuromotor habilitation (early intervention inchildren with neurological developmental disabilities). In thelatter line she advocates a dual approach consisting of theunravelling of the pathophysiological mechanisms underlyingdevelopmental disorders, on the basis of which(physiotherapeutical) treatment programmes are developed andevaluated. Dr Hadders-Algra is an internationally recognised expert in thefield of child development and childhood disability. She haspublished more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals, isregularly invited to present at international meetings, and is orhas been a member of the board of the European Academy of ChildhoodDisability, the Committee of Research and Awards of the AmericanAcademy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and theWorking Group on Variability and Uncertainty in Toxicology of theBritish Government. Dr Hadders-Algra co-edited Postural Control: A Key Issue InDevelopmental Disorders (Clinics in Developmental Medicine no.179), also published by Mac Keith Press.