Cerebral Palsy: Science and Clinical Practice – Chapter 33: Sleep (ebook)


Chapter 33 of the book – Sleep

Yona Cloonan and Bernard Dan

Sleep patterns are often altered in individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions. However, sleep-related research in individuals with such conditions, including cerebral palsy (CP), lags behind studies of the general population. This deficit is compounded in adults with CP in parallel with the general overwhelming lack of adult-centered care in this area. As a result, there are very limited data on sleep in adults with CP in the literature. This both reflects and reinforces the notion that sleep may not be seen as a priority in clinical practice while other seemingly unrelated issues, from gross motor functioning to feeding or seizure control seem more critical and therefore take clinical precedence.

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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.