Subject: Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Neurodisability

Series: Mac Keith Press Practical Guides

Publication date: 01/09/2010

ISBN: 9781898683988

Edition: 3rd

Pages: 168

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

Mijna Hadders-Algra

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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.

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

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Mijna Hadders-Algra
Mijna Hadders-Algra

Mijna 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.

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Foreword by Bert C L Touwen vii
Foreword by Rob J Forsyth ix
Acknowledgements xi
1. Introduction 1
2. Assessment of minor neurological dysfunction 7
3. Assessment technique and psychometric properties 13
4. Assessment of the child sitting: part I 22
5. Assessmentof the child standing 51
6. Assessment of the child walking 80
7. Assesment of the child lying 92
8. Assessment of the child sitting: part II 95
9. General data 112
10. Interpretation of findings 116
References 133
Index 144

'This is a well-written book focusing on the neurodevelopmental examination of the child. Overall, this book is a useful pedagogical tool for trainees or midlevel providers on how to perform a neurodevelopmental sensorimotor examination.'

Korwyn Williams, MD, PhD, Phoenix Children's Hospital

'This would be an excellent book for therapists, residents, and fellows in pediatrics, child neurology, developmental pediatrics, and pediatric physiatry.'

G. Dean Timmons, Neurology, 2011

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