Cerebral Palsy: Science and Clinical Practice – Chapter 28: Cognition (ebook)


Chapter 28 of the book – Cognition

Paola Brovedani and Giovanni Cioni

This chapter will analyse the recent literature on the pathophysiological factors of cognitive disorders in CP. It will also discuss the more recent literature on intelligence, on the principal cognitive functions such as language, memory, executive functions, visuospatial abilities, attention, as well as literacy and numerical skills. It will do this within the general framework of cognitive developmental neuroscience described above, for unilateral and bilateral spastic types of CP, which have been more heavily researched than dyskinetic and ataxic forms.

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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.