This comprehensive volume provides vital support for both novice and experienced practitioners of Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) by integrating the latesttheoretical foundations of NDT with real-life practice examples. The book is the culmination of a 5-year project by instructors of the Neuro-Developmental TreatmentAssociation to develop an up-to-date guide to the neurorehabilitation approach originally developed by Karl and Berta Bobath.
- Presentsthecontemporary NDT Theory and PracticeModel
- Coverstheentirewhat, why, who, and how of NDT
- Includesthoroughdiscussions of current and evolvingresearch in neurorehabilitation
- Presents a detailed look at howoccupationaltherapists, physicaltherapists, and speech-languagepathologistspractice NDT withinthescope of the individual disciplines
- Illustrates NDT examination, evaluation, and interventionthrough a series of case reportsspanningfrominfants to adultswithposture and movementdisorders
- Providesenhanced figures, diagrams, tables, photogalleries, and videos demonstratingtherapeuticpracticeusingthe NDT practicemodelthroughaccessonThieme'sMediaCenter
- Provideseducatorswithinstructionalmaterials and strategiesforentry-level to advancedlearners
- Writtenby more than 30 NDT practitioners (OTs, PTs, SLPs) giving a broadrange of perspectives
Used as the core textbook in NDT Certificate courses, Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT): A Guide to Clinical Practice sets the standard in clinical practice foroccupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists who use, or intend to use, NDT in their work with infants, children, adolescents, andadults with postural and movement disorders.