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Subject: Cerebral Palsy and Other Motor Disorders

Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Publication date: 31/08/2008

ISBN: 9781898683537

Edition: 1st

Pages: 480

Improving Hand Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Theory, Evidence and Intervention

Ann-Christian Eliasson, Patricia Burtner (Editors)

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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 paediatrics 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.
Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 178
Ann-Christian Eliasson

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

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’S 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 – 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 – 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 update of all current evidence in the field of hand function in cerebral palsy. 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, Development Medicine and Child Neurology, 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