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Postural Control

A Key Issue in Developmental Disorders

Product Type: Print Edition (Complete Book)

ISBN: 9781898683575

Mijna Hadders-algra (Co-Author), Eva Brogren Carlberg (Co-Author)

Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Edition: 1st

Publication date: December 2008

Page count: 352

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The complex nature of the postural control system makes it vulnerable to adverse conditions during early life, such as prenatally or perinatally acquired lesions of the brain or preterm birth. Children with disorders of the developing brain nearly always have dysfunctions in postural control. The postural control system of children with other neurodevelopmental disabilities such as myelomeningocele or muscle disease is also challenged: it has to find age-specific solutions for the postural problems posed by the disorder. These postural problems have serious consequences for the activities of daily life, as adequate postural control is a prerequisite for adequate motility. Until now, knowledge about the nature of postural problems in children has been scattered, and this has hampered the development of appropriate therapeutic management strategies. This book is a breakthrough in that it introduces the reader to the complexity of typical and atypical postural development and provides suggestions for the day-to-day management of postural problems in children with developmental disorders such as cerebral palsy, developmental coordination disorder, muscle disorder and myelomeningocoele. ‘This should be a “must read” for anyone whose occupation or interests are in the areas of motor development or rehabilitation‚.’ Diane Damiano

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 179

Mijna Hadders-algra (Co-Author)

Prof. Hadders-Algra is an internationally recognised expert in the field of child development and childhood disability. She has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals, is regularly invited to present at international meetings, and is or has been a member of the board of the European Academy of Childhood Disability, the Committee of Research and Awards of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and the Working Group on Variability and Uncertainty in Toxicology of the British Government.

Eva Brogren Carlberg (Co-Author)

Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Woman and Child Health, Neuropaediatric Research Unit, Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

  • AUTHORS' APPOINTMENTS vii
  • FOREWORD ix
  • 1. INTRODUCTION: WHY BOTHER ABOUT POSTURAL CONTROL? 1
  • Mijna Hadders-Algra and Eva Brogren Carlberg
  • 2. WHAT IS POSTURE AND HOW IS IT CONTROLLED? 3
  • Mark Latash and Mijna Hadders-Algra
  • 3. DEVELOPMENT OF POSTURAL CONTROL 22
  • Mijna Hadders-Algra
  • 4. POSTURAL CONTROL IN SITTING CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL
  • PALSY 74
  • Eva Brogren Carlberg and Mijna Hadders-Algra
  • 5. POSTURAL CONTROL IN STANDING AND WALKING IN
  • CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY 97
  • Marjorie Hines Woollacott and Paolo Crenna
  • 6. POSTURAL CONTROL IN CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME 131
  • Naznin Virji-Babul and Mark L. Latash
  • 7. POSTURAL CONTROL IN CHILDREN WITH ANGELMAN
  • SYNDROME AND RETT SYNDROME 148
  • Bernard Dan and Guy Cheron
  • 8. POSTURAL CONTROL IN CHILDREN WITH
  • MYELOMENINGOCELE 170
  • Simone Norrlin and Birgit Rosblad
  • 9. POSTURAL CONTROL IN CHILDREN WITH MUSCLE DISEASE 187
  • Eugenio Mercuri, Maria Kinali and Marion Main
  • 10. POSTURAL CONTROL IN CHILDREN BORN PRETERM 203
  • Bjorg Fallang and Doreen Bartlett
  • 11. POSTURAL CONTROL IN CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL
  • COORDINATION DISORDER 229
  • Reint H. Geuze and Peter H. Wilson
  • 12. POSTURAL CONTROL IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM
  • DISORDER 253
  • Christina Schmitz and Christine Assaiante
  • 13. MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT OF POSTURAL DYSFUNCTION
  • IN CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY 270
  • Eva Brogren Carlberg and Eva Bower
  • 14. MANAGEMENT OF POSTURAL DYSFUNCTION IN CHILDREN
  • WITH MINOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS 299
  • Marina M. Schoemaker and Mijna Hadders-Algra
  • 15. CONCLUDING REMARKS 315
  • Mijna Hadders-Algra and Eva Brogren Carlberg
  • INDEX

'Developmental paediatricians, pediatric physiatrists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists will benefit from the increased understanding of postural control that this book engenders and, hopefully, the children and families that they serve will benefit as well.' Susan Harris, DMCN, 2009