Developmental Motor Disorders

A Neuropsychological Perspective

Edited by Deborah Dewey and David E. Tupper

September 21, 2004
ISBN 9781593850647
Price: $92.00
501 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"

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.