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Improving Hand Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy (ebook)

Theory, Evidence and Intervention

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ISBN: 9781898683841

Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Edition: 1st

Publication date: August 2008

Page count: 480

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Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 178 For most children with cerebral palsy, the extent to which they can use their hands is critical to their overall development. Over the last two decades there have been major advances in the understanding of hand function. Particularly in children with cerebral palsy, assessment of hand function has become more exact and the range of possible interventions has expanded. Changes in treatment approaches can be seen in neurorehabilitation, orthopaedic management, developmental pediatrics and rehabilitation including occupational and physical therapy practices. In this book, selected experts from around the world in the fields of neuroimaging, neurology, orthopaedics, anatomy, motor control and motor learning provide fundamental theoretical information for the development of hand function in children with cerebral palsy. The book also shows how theory can be translated into practice by clinicians who provide assessment and intervention services to improve hand use in this population in sections written by researchers in occupational and physical therapy. Linking different fields of knowledge, this book highlights new perspectives and provides the best evidence for different types of intervention. By focusing only on hand function this essential book highlights new concepts for clinicians and others working towards the overall well-being of children with cerebral palsy.

Ann-Christian Eliasson (Editor)

Dr Eliasson is Associate Professor at Karolinska Institute, Sweden. She has a firm base in occupational therapy after more than 30 years as a paediatric clinician as well as in research with an interdisciplinary approach. Her research focus has always been on hand function from different perspectives, investigating issues of sensorimotor control of fine motor skills, development and evaluation of treatment methods as well as new assessment tools. Translation of knowledge between different areas of research and clinical practice for investigation of the relationships between function, behaviour and brain lesions in children with cerebral palsy is her challenge.

Patricia Burtner (Editor)

Dr Burtner is Associate Professor in the Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Her research interests focus on interdisciplinary investigations of motor control issues in children with cerebral palsy with an emphasis on translational research to clinical practice. Dr  Burtner has over 25 years of clinical experience serving families of children with disabilities and continues to serve as a consultant to the Neonatology Division at UNM.

  • AUTHORS' APPOINTMENTS ix
  • FOREWORD xiii
  • Hans Forssberg
  • INTRODUCTION 1
  • Ann-Christin Eliasson and Patricia A. Burtner
  • 1. BRAIN PLASTICITY IN DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE 13
  • Hans Forssberg
  • 2. CORTICAL CONTROL OF HAND FUNCTION 25
  • Johann Kuhtz-Buschbeck and Stephan Ulmer
  • 3. NEUROPSYCHOLOGY OF MOVEMENT SEQUENCE LEARNING 43
  • Fredrik Ullv©n
  • 4. NEUROLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION AND NEURORADIOLOGY
  • OF CEREBRAL PALSY 61
  • Ingeborg Krv§geloh-Mann and Martin Staudt
  • 5. NORMAL ANATOMY OF THE UPPER EXTREMITY 79
  • Beth Moody Jones
  • 6. MUSCLE ALTERATIONS DUE TO SPASTICITY 101
  • Eva Pontv©n
  • 7. POSTURAL CONTROL FOR REACHING AND HAND SKILLS 109
  • Mindy F. Levin and Heidi Sveistrup
  • 8. VISUAL IMPAIRMENT AND CONSEQUENCES FOR HAND
  • FUNCTION 124
  • Eugenio Mercuri, Andrea Guzzetta and Giovanni Cioni
  • 9. THE ROLE OF SENSATION FOR HAND FUNCTION IN CHILDREN
  • WITH CEREBRAL PALSY 134
  • Annette Majnemer, Daniel Bourbonnais and Victor Frak
  • 10. TYPICAL AND ATYPICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE UPPER LIMB
  • IN CHILDREN 147
  • Jeanne R. Charles
  • 11. BIMANUAL COORDINATION IN CHILDREN WITH HEMIPLEGIC
  • CEREBRAL PALSY 160
  • Andrew M. Gordon and Bert Steenbergen
  • 12. CHOOSING AND USING ASSESSMENTS OF HAND FUNCTION 176
  • Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm
  • 13. ORTHOPAEDIC INTERVENTION IN THE UPPER EXTREMITY IN
  • THE CHILD WITH CEREBRAL PALSY: MUSCULOSKELETAL SURGERY 198
  • L. Andrew Koman, Zhongyu Li and Beth Paterson Smith
  • 14. ORTHOPAEDIC INTERVENTION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF
  • CEREBRAL PALSY: BOTULINUM TOXINS 213
  • L. Andrew Koman, Zhongyu Li and Beth Paterson Smith
  • 15. THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS AT THE BODY STRUCTURE AND
  • FUNCTION LEVEL TO SUPPORT CHILDREN‚ÄôS UPPER EXTREMITY
  • FUNCTION 230
  • Patricia A. Burtner and Janet L. Poole
  • 16. MOTOR LEARNING IN CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY:
  • IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION 260
  • Shailesh S. Kantak, Katherine J. Sullivan and Patricia Burtner
  • 17. A COGNITIVE PERSPECTIVE ON INTERVENTION 276
  • Cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance
  • (CO-OP) in the child with upper extremity spasticity
  • A.D. Mandich, H.J. Polatajko and Ann Zilberbrant
  • 18. GOAL-ORIENTED TRAINING OF DAILY ACTIVITIES ‚Äì A MODEL
  • FOR INTERVENTION 286
  • Ann-Christin Eliasson and Birgit Rv?sblad
  • 19. VOLITION: CHILD-ORIENTED INTERVENTION FOR THE UPPER
  • EXTREMITY 298
  • Susan M. Cahill and Gary Kielhofner
  • 20. CONSTRAINT-INDUCED MOVEMENT THERAPY FOR CHILDREN
  • WITH HEMIPLEGIA 308
  • Ann-Christin Eliasson and Andrew M. Gordon
  • 21. SELF-CARE AND HAND FUNCTION 320
  • Anne Henderson and Ann-Christin Eliasson
  • 22. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CLINICAL DECISION-MAKING
  • FOR HANDWRITING IN CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY 339
  • Sonya Murchland, Alison Lane and Jenny Ziviani
  • 23. LEARNING TO PLAY: PROMOTING SKILLS AND QUALITY OF LIFE
  • IN INDIVIDUALS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY 357
  • Erna Imperatore Blanche and Susan Hirsch Knox
  • 24. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICES IN COMPUTER ACTIVITIES 371
  • Helene Lidstrv?m and Maria Borgestig
  • 25. PARTICIPATION ‚Äì THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE 385
  • Jenny Ziviani and Margaret Wallen
  • 26. THE EVIDENCE-BASE FOR UPPER EXTREMITY INTERVENTION
  • FOR CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY 396
  • Christine Imms
  • APPENDIX: ASSESSMENTS USED TO MEASURE HAND FUNCTION,
  • ACTIVITIES AND PARTICIPATION OF CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL
  • PALSY 418
  • Heidi Sanders
  • INDEX 427

"For the clinician, it is of immense value to get a thorough and structured up-date of all current evidence in the field of hand function in CP. This book is really recommended." Marianne Arner, Acta Paediatrica, 2009

"The chapters are concise and readable, and in many cases have helpful summaries of the evidence base. It is possible to read each chapter in isolation, and there is some overlap in presentation of the evidence bases from different perspectives, e.g. as it relates specific assessment tools or interventions." Anne Gordon, DMCN, 2009

"The book is essential reading for those professionals of different disciplines who work extensively with children with cerebral palsy." Adrian Sandler, J Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 2009

"This is a highly useful reference that will more than likely be read and reread with new insights gained each and every time. The ideas behind the different treatment strategies and suggestions for interventions remain fresh and optimistic. The concept of present studies to back up and support each treatment approach is specially impressive and noteworthy." Debby Schwartz, Journal of Hand Therapy, 2009