Connolly (physical therapy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center) and Montgomery (Therapeutic Intervention Programs, Inc.) present case studies of real children with frequently encountered impairments and functional limitations, to illustrate the application of current motor development, motor control, and motor learning theories as well as the development of evaluation and intervention strategies. Incorporated within the book is the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice, which assists therapists in identifying functional limitations and creating intervention strategies. This third edition contains chapters on research in the era of evidence based practice, and aging issues for those with developmental disabilities.Copyright © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Therapeutic Exercise in Developmental Disabilities, Second Edition is a unique book for pediatric physical therapy. The purpose of this groundbreaking book is to integrate theory, assessment, and treatment using functional outcomes and a problem solving approach. This innovative book is written using a problem solving approach as opposed to specific intervention approaches. The chapters integrate case studies of four children and the application of principles discussed throughout the book as they apply to the children. The book opens with an overview of neural organization and movement, which begins natural progression for the rest of the book. Remaining chapters focus on organizing treatment sessions, addressing impairments, educational environment, the neonatal intensive care unit, and research. An essential element to Therapeutic Exercise in Developmental Disabilities, Second Edition is its focus on functional limitations of the child, possibly the most important aspect of successful intervention. These factors make this book user-friendly for the beginning learner and practical for the practicing clinician.