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Developmental Motor Disorders : A Neuropsychological Perspective - Deborah Dewey

Developmental Motor Disorders

A Neuropsychological Perspective

By: Deborah Dewey (Editor), David E. Tupper (Editor)

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Published: 1st November 2004
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Bringing together leading experts--and providing vital insights to guide clinical practice--this is the first volume to comprehensively address childhood motor disorders from a neuropsychological perspective. The book explores the neural and behavioral bases of movement disorders and summarizes current findings from applied research. Existing approaches to assessment and neuroimaging are critically examined, and new and innovative methods presented. Authors also synthesize the latest knowledge on motor difficulties associated with specific developmental and neurological problems: cerebral palsy; neuromuscular disease; autism; brain injury; disorders of coordination, speech, and written language; and more. Other important topics covered include psychosocial effects of motor skills impairments, frequently encountered comorbidities, and the status of available intervention approaches.

"Presenting a highly informative volume that addresses diverse aspects of developmental motor disorders, the editors have done justice to the considerable complexity of this topic. Authors provide clinically relevant discussions of a wide range of disorders, comorbidities, assessment instruments, and management approaches. They also describe methodologies for analysis of neuromotor deficits, show how these deficits are fundamental to understanding the biological bases of the disorders in which they are embedded, and highlight theoretical formulations. This book is clearly a 'consciousness raiser' with regard to the significance of motor status for both clinical care and research. Richly referenced and including contributions from experts from several disciplines, the volume will serve as both a source of current knowledge and a catalyst for further investigation."--H. Gerry Taylor, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University and Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

"This is perhaps the most comprehensive review of developmental motor disorders yet published, and one that will be of interest to the wide range of therapists, medical professionals, and educators who share an interest in this area. The knowledge and expertise of the contributing authors is outstanding. Every chapter covers the most exciting new research in the field, and could be used as a stand-alone review of the topic at hand. Taken as a whole, the volume provides a complete overview of the theoretical and practical problems to be solved if we are to find the best ways of helping children with movement disorders to move with fluency and ease. I could easily see this book serving as a core text within graduate programs that include coursework on motor development or disorders."--Sheila Henderson, PhD, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

Foundations
Motor Disorders and Neuropsychological Development: A Historical Appreciationp. 3
Neuroimaging of Developmental Motor Disordersp. 26
Approaches to Understanding the Neurobehavioral Mechanisms Associated with Motor Impairments in Childrenp. 44
Motor Proficiency Assessment Batteriesp. 66
Clinical Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Motor Disorders: Cerebral Palsy and Neuromuscular Diseasesp. 113
Motor Disorders in Children with Intellectual Disabilitiesp. 137
Motor Problems in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disordersp. 152
Acquired Childhood Conditions with Associated Motor Impairmentsp. 169
Involuntary Motor Disorders in Childhoodp. 197
Balance and Postural Control across the Lifespanp. 211
Neuropsychological Manifestations
Developmental Phonological Disorderp. 237
Developmental Motor Learning Disability: A Neuropsychological Approachp. 265
Visuospatial, Kinesthetic, Visuomotor Integration, and Visuoconstructional Disorders: Implications for Motor Developmentp. 291
Processing Deficits in Children with Movement and Attention Problemsp. 313
Understanding the "Graphia" in Developmental Dysgraphia: A Developmental Neuropsychological Perspective for Disorders in Producing Written Languagep. 328
Issues and Applications
Hand Preference, Manual Asymmetry, and Manual Skillp. 353
Constraints in Neuromotor Developmentp. 389
Co-Occurrence of Motor Disorders with Other Childhood Disordersp. 405
Psychosocial Functions of Children and Adolescents with Movement Disordersp. 427
Implications of Movement Difficulties for Social Interaction, Physical Activity, Play, and Sportsp. 443
Approaches to the Management of Children with Motor Problemsp. 461
Indexp. 487
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ISBN: 9781593850647
ISBN-10: 1593850646
Series: Science and Practice of Neuropsychology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 501
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.08