Pre-order now! Children with Vision Impairment: Assessment, Development, and Management

Vision impairment is a long-term condition caused by disorders of the eye, optic nerve, and brain. Using evidence-based knowledge, theory, and research, this book provides practical guidance for practitioners who are involved in the care and management of children with long-term vision impairment and disability. The book is divided into four sections following the ICF-CY model: (1) eye disorders, vision and brain, (2) child development and learning from birth to older childhood, (3) habilitation, orientation, reading and assistive technologies and (4) social relationships and participation in everyday contexts. 

  • International team of experts present up to date vision and neuroscience research and assessment and management approaches.
  • Multidisciplinary approaches for improving function, learning and activity in children with vision impairment.
  • New approach to childhood vision impairment with a focus on assessment, function and participation.
  • Covering all vision disorders and levels of vision impairment, including eye disorders, cerebral vision impairment and complex disability.

Readership

A useful resource for developmental/and neurodisability paediatricians and clinicians including clinical, neuro- and educational psychologists, occupational therapists,  speech and language therapists, physiotherapists; paediatric ophthalmologists and eye clinic staff;  mobility/ habilitation specialists, educationalists of vision impairment and others; community family support and social care workers.

Further reading and papers by the editors

Cerebral visual impairment-related vision problems in the classroom, commentary by Naomi Dale in Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 2021 

The Hemiplegia Handbook

Childhood hemiplegia affects up to one child in 1000. It is a condition affecting one side of the body caused by damage to the brain before, during or soon after birth (congenital hemiplegia) or later in childhood (acquired hemiplegia).

Until now there has been no book giving an overview of childhood hemiplegia for the people who are most affected by it – the children and young people themselves, and their parents, families, friends and teachers, as well as the professionals working with them on the management of their condition.

This highly accessible guide provides this overview, giving the background to how and why hemiplegia happens in children, outlining the different approaches to therapy, and setting out guidance on how to support the child or young adult with hemiplegia. It is practically orientated, answering many of the questions posed by families, carers and members of the interdisciplinary team involved with the children. It is invaluable both for parents and for medical and allied professionals.

  • Highly readable, practically orientated collaboration between a parent and a paediatrician
  • Accessible, straightforward explanations of nervous system development, what can go wrong, and the management options
  • Helpful overview of the practicalities of supporting the child or young adult with hemiplegia
  • Clearly outlines the different approaches to therapy
  • Valuable both for parents and carers and for the multidisciplinary team working with the child

Readership

Parents and carers; community health multidisciplinary teams; paediatricians (especially general and community); education professionals and social service interdisciplinary teams.

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Tics and Tourette Syndrome

Roger Freeman is considered a world expert in developmental neurology. In this book he shares his vast experience on tic disorders in an informal but highly informative style. He discusses recent advances in the identification and management of tic disorders that many clinicians may be unfamiliar with. Multiple illustrative case histories address many of the mistaken assumptions about tics that are made in everyday clinical practice. Extensive reference lists provide a rich resource for the both the clinician and the researcher.

Readership

Paediatricians working in neurodisability and child development, child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychologist, neurologists and other health professionals who manage patients with tic disorders.

Complete Book Review

Read the full book review by Tammy Hedderly published in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.

Nutrition and Neurodisability

Feeding difficulties are common in children with neurodisability and disorders of the central nervous system can affect the movements required for safe and efficient eating and drinking. This practical guide provides strategies for managing the range of nutritional problems faced by children with neurodevelopmental disability. The easily accessible information on aetiology, assessment and management is informed by a succinct review of current evidence and guidelines to inform best practice.

  • Provides practical clinical strategies accessible at point of care
  • Expert topic reviews provide evidence-based approaches
  • Clinical vignettes illustrate key learning points
  • Concise summaries of key clinical guidelines
  • Identification of the Red Flags suggesting nutritional compromise
  • Emphasis on use of body composition in nutritional assessment

From the Foreword

‘The application of the knowledge provided in this new book should provide a basis for enabling persons with disabilities to take part in and enjoy any meal both in a private and a public setting.’

-Torstein Vik, Professor of Paediatrics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Readership

This book will be particularly useful for multidisciplinary professionals managing feeding, growth and nutrition in children with neurodisabilities, including paediatricians, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and dietitians. The handbook will also be of interest to general practitioners, dentists, medical students and allied health professional students.

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Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for People with Cerebral Palsy

Practical Guide

This book is a practical resource for physiotherapists and occupational therapists who support people with cerebral palsy, helping them to solve the problems with movement and other impairments that so often accompany cerebral palsy, so that they can be more active and better able to participate in roles such as study, work, recreation and relationships.

The first chapters provide the background to the clinical reasoning approach that informs the whole text, as well as an overview of therapeutic interventions.

The subsequent chapters present clinical situations that therapists will encounter in the course of their work with individuals with cerebral palsy across the lifespan.

Each chapter describes a case in detail, including the reasoning behind assessment and treatment choices, interventions and outcomes.

The themes emphasized throughout the book are the use of the clinical reasoning approach of the intervention process model, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as a framework to help therapists inform patient and family decision-making, family-centred approaches in developing and implementing therapeutic strategies, and multidisciplinary team work.

Principles and Practice of Child Neurology in Infancy, 2nd Edition

A Practical Guide from Mac Keith Press

Management of neurological disorders presenting in infancy poses many challenges for clinicians. Using a symptom-based approach, and covering a wide range of scenarios, the latest edition of this comprehensive practical guide provides authoritative advice from distinguished experts.  It now includes revised coverage of disease prevention, clinical assessment, and promotion of neurodevelopment.

  • Well-structured chapters begin with key messages, common errors, and when to worry, for ease of use at the point of care.
  • Facilitates interdisciplinary and holistic care while avoiding over-investigation and over-treatment, using an evidence-based approach, to promote quality of life.
  • Features practical road maps for most clinical scenarios.
  • Covers the rapidly developing fields of cranial imaging and genetic testing.
  • Extra coverage of tropical diseases such as Zika virus infection, malaria, and immune-mediated encephalitis.
  • Additional links to videos and other online resources.

Readership

This book will be useful for paediatric neurologists, paediatricians and other health professionals involved in the care of children with neurological problems. The emphasis on clinical assessment and inclusion of some tropical diseases renders the book relevant to all regions of the world including those where resources for health care are limited.

From the Foreword

“The book provides the reader with important tools to improve both technical and ethical aspects of acute and long-term care of the child.”

Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets

Assistant Professor of Paediatric Neurology, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

 

Principles and Practice of Child Neurology in Infancy Courses – see below

  • Enjoy 10% discount on the courses if you have purchased the Principles and Practice of Child Neurology in Infancy, 2nd Edition book
  • Interactive learning is aided by reflective activities and multiple-choice questions on each topic with helpful hints
  • Free access to videos and six classic paediatric neurology text books is included with the courses
  • Certificate is provided on completion, and the courses qualify for CME credits.

Measuring Walking

Practical Guide

This book is a practical guide to instrumented clinical gait analysis covering all aspects of routine service provision. It reinforces what is coming to be regarded as the conventional approach to clinical gait analysis. Data capture, processing and biomechanical interpretation are all described with an emphasis on ensuring high quality results. There are also chapters on how to set up and maintain clinical gait analysis services and laboratories. The book aims to describe the theoretical basis of gait analysis in conceptual terms. It then builds on this to give practical advice on how to perform the full spectrum of tasks that comprise contemporary clinical gait analysis.

Readership
-Professionals from either a clinical or technical background working within clinical gait analysis services.
-The extensive sections on data capture and processing will also be invaluable for those using gait analysis for research purposes.
-Clinicians receiving gait analysis reports and particularly those who base clinical decisions upon gait analysis results (e.g. orthopaedic surgeons) will find it useful in understanding where the data comes from and how it can be interpreted.
-Physiotherapists

Movement Difficulties in Developmental Disorders

This book presents the latest evidence-based approaches to assessing and managing movement disorders in children. Uniquely, children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and children with movement difficulties as a co-occurring secondary characteristic of another development disorder, including ADHD, ASD, and Dyslexia, are discussed. It will prove a valuable guide for anybody working with children with movement difficulties, including clinicians, teachers and parents.

  • Guidelines are underpinned by motor learning theory, empiricism and professional practice
  • Case studies demonstrate the adaptability of these guidelines and show how they may be applied to children of different ages, abilities, and environments
  • Includes interviews of thirteen notable clinicians and academics with intervention methodologies from around the world.

Video About the Book

Watch author Michael Wade talk about the book:

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Neurological Examination of the Child with Minor Neurological Dysfunction, 3rd Edition

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.

Assessment Forms and Supporting Videos

Assessment forms and videos illustrating typical and atypical performance support the book and are free with every book purchase. Contact admin@mackeith.co.uk for free access if you have purchased the book from another book seller.

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Readership

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

A Practical Guide from Mac Keith Press

Management of ADHD in Children and Young People

Practical Guide

This book is an accessible and practical guide on all aspects of assessment of children and young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how they can be managed successfully.

The multi-professional team of authors discusses referral, assessment and diagnosis, psychological management, pharmacological management, and co-existing conditions, as well as ADHD in the school setting.

New research on girls with ADHD is also featured. Case scenarios are included that bring these topics to life.

From the Foreword by Dr Duncan Manders

‘The topics covered in this book reflect the questions clinicians working in the specialities of child and adolescent psychiatry or paediatrics frequently want answered and so would be ideal for training grade clinicians.

The authors have used their expertise of delivering teaching to ensure that their content is clear and understandable to all.

This book is not a simple introduction to the subject; clinicians from all backgrounds in children’s services, and at all levels of seniority will find something of value or interest, whether it be seeking validation for their current clinical practice or new insights into how to approach clinical challenges.

As the science basis expands, our understanding of the neurobiology of this condition will increase; however, the need for access to the experience of clinicans who have been delivering care to this group of children and young people will remain irreplaceable. This book thoroughly fulfills that need.’

Readership

Neurodisability and community paediatricians, child and adolescent psychiatrists, specialist nurses, psychologists, education professionals and parents and carers.