Ensure children with disabilities and special healthcare needs achieve their full potential. Noted authority Susan Effgen and a team of scholars and clinical experts explore the role of the physical therapist in meeting the needs of children and their families in a culturally appropriate context using a family-centered, abilities-based model.
The 2nd Edition of this landmark text has been thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded to encompass all of today's new theories, clinical applications, and skills. From the major body systems to assistive technology and intervention support, you'll develop the clinical knowledge you need to provide a child with the very best care from initial examination to graduation from your services.
A bonus DVD packaged with each book features narrated videos of children during intervention.
- Family-centered interventions and vignette-style case examples appear throughout.
- Academicians and clinicians provide a balance of theory and practice.
- Disease-specific case studies highlight multisystem involvement of many common pediatric diagnoses, build critical thinking skills, and demonstrate real-life applications.
- Content follows the practice patterns set by APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.
- Organizational structure uses the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model—the first text to do so.
- Foundations of Service Delivery
1. Serving the Needs of Children and Their Families
2. Child Development
3. Child Appraisal: Examination and Evaluation
4. Family-Centered Care
5. Musculoskeletal System: Structure, Function, and Evaluation
6. Musculoskeletal System: Considerations and Interventions for Specific Pediatric Pathologies
7. Neuromuscular System: Examination, Evaluation, and Diagnoses
8. Neuromuscular System: The Plan of Care
9. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems
10. Integumentary System
III. Service Delivery Settings
11. Early Intervention
13. Sports Settings for the School-Aged Child
14. Pediatric Acute Care Hospital
15. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
16. Rehabilitation Settings
17. Assistive Technology: Positioning and Mobility
18. Assistive Technology: Augmentative Communication and Other Technologies
IV. Case Studies
19. Cerebral Palsy
20. Cystic Fibrosis
21. Down Syndrome
23. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
24. Developmental Coordination Disorder
Cancer and Vincristine-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Cholesterol Metabolism Disorder and Scoliosis
Developmental Delay due to Cytomegalovirus
Hypotonia and Developmental Delay
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex