Hand Function in the Child Foundations for Remediation

ISBN-10: 0323031862
ISBN-13: 9780323031868
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $81.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 9/29/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.014
Language: English

This comprehensive resource and clinical guide for students and practicing pediatric therapists features current information on the neurological foundations of hand skills, the development of hand skills, and intervention with children who have problems related to hand skills. Covers foundation and development of hand skills, therapeutic intervention, and special problems and approaches. Is readable, concise, and well-organized with a consistent format throughout. Integrates recent research findings and current thinking throughout the text. Emphasizes neuroscience and the hands sensory function and haptic perception. Applies neuroscience and development frames of reference throughout. Implications for practice included in each chapter. Presents concepts in the foundation/development chapters that are linked with the intervention chapters. Seven new chapters reflect current practice in the field and cover cognition & motor skills, handedness, fine-motor program for preschoolers, handwriting evaluation, splinting the upper extremity of the child, pediatric hand therapy, and efficacy of interventions. Extensively revised content throughout includes new research and theories, new techniques, current trends, and new information sources. 9 new contributors offer authoritative guidance in the field. Over 200 new illustrations demonstrate important concepts with new clinical photographs and line drawings. Over 50 new tables and boxes highlight important information. An updated and expanded glossary defines key terms.

Foundation of Hand Skills
Cortical control of hand-object interaction
Anatomy and kinesiology of the hand
Normal and impaired development of force control in precision grip
Perceptual functions of the hand
Reaching and eye-hand coordination
Cognition and motor skills
Development of Hand Skills
Hand skill development in the context of infants play: birth to two years
Object manipulation in infants and children
Handedness in children
Self-care and hand skill
The development of graphomotor skills
Therapeutic Intervention
Intervention for children with hand skill problems
A fine motor program for preschoolers
Evaluation of handwriting
Principles and practices of teaching handwriting
Upper extremity intervention in cerebral palsy: a neurodevelopmental approach
Pediatric hand therapy
Splinting the upper extremity of a child
Efficacy of interventions to enhance hand function

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