Cerebral Palsy: Science and Clinical Practice – Chapter 25: Oromotor Function (ebook)


Chapter 25 of the book – Oromotor Function

Cristina Mei, Angela Morgan, and Sheena Reilly

This chapter will focus on the various presentations of Oromotor dysfunction (OMD) in individuals with CP. Typical oromotor development is briefly discussed to provide a context for how it may deviate in children with CP (the anatomy and physiology of the larynx can be found in Chapter 35). The effect OMD has on associated functions is also summarized. The chapter concludes with an overview of assessment and treatment of OMD.

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This landmark title considers all aspects of cerebral palsy from the causes to clinical problems and their implications for individuals. An international team of experts provides clinicians and researchers with key information on the mechanisms underlying impairments in movement, development, cognition, communication, vision, feeding, behaviour, sexuality, and musculoskeletal deformities.  They present a wide range of person-centred assessment approaches, including clinical evaluation, measurement scales, neuroimaging and gait analysis. The principles of multi-disciplinary management are presented, in terms of therapist intervention, medication and surgery. The perspective of the book spans the lifelong course of cerebral palsy, taking into account worldwide differences in socio-economic and cultural factors. Many chapters are illustrated with clinical vignettes enabling direct translation into practice. Full integrated colour, with extensive cross-referencing make this a highly attractive and useful reference.

Readership: Paediatric neurologists, developmental paediatricians, rehabilitation doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, child psychiatrists, physiotherapists speech and language therapists psychologists, occupational therapists and other health and educational professionals.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series.