By Sophie Levitt
Presents an summary of healing methods and indicates therapies for kids with cerebral palsy. indicates the employment of the author's Collaborative studying procedure and gives a brand new bankruptcy on teens and adults with cerebral palsy. Abundantly illustrated with halftone photographs. earlier version: c1995. Softcover.
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The Bobaths associate these abnormal patterns with abnormal tone due to overaction of tonic reflex activity. These tonic reflexes, such as the tonic labyrinthine reflex, symmetrical tonic neck reflexes and asymmetrical tonic neck reflexes, have to be inhibited. They are not used in a reflex chart today, but are fundamental in treatment which 'counteracts the abnormal patterns Treatment of Cerebral Palsy and Motor Delay of released postural reflex activity, and at the same time facilitates normal reactions by special techniques of handling'.
Many learning models do not give adequate attention to this fact. The role of social and cultural factors in learning needs to be understood by everyone. The many adapted utensils, toys and other aids make learning of motor function easier. The child is more motivated to strive for independence and be rewarded by his own achievements. (2) There is an interaction between the communication, intellectual, perceptual and motor functions. Physiotherapists therefore consider the influence of other disabilities on the motor programmes.
The author presents the essence of each system after many personal observations, discussions, practical work and reading of the work of the originators. M. Phelps, an orthopaedic surgeon in Baltimore, was one of the pioneers in the treatment of cerebral palsy who encouraged physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists to form themselves into cerebral palsy habilitation teams (Phelps 1949, 1952; Slominski 1984). The main points in his treatment approach were: Specific diagnostic classification of each child as a basis for specific treatment methods.