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Movement Difficulties and Developmental Disorders: Guidelines for Assessment and Management

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Movement Difficulties and Developmental Disorders: Guidelines for Assessment and Management

David Sugden, Michael Wade

ISBN: 978-1-119-46987-2 June 2019 Wiley-Blackwell 224 Pages

Description

This book presents the latest evidence-based approaches to assessing and managing movement disorders in children. Uniquely, the authors have chosen to examine not just children with developmental coordination disorder, but also children with movement difficulties as a co-occurring secondary characteristic of another development disorder, including Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific language Impairment and Dyslexia.

Guidelines are underpinned by motor learning theory, empiricism and professional practice. The authors have taken an ecological approach to management and show how professionals and carers working together can make relatively simple changes in a child's life that aggregate to substantial support. The book is rich in case studies to demonstrate the adaptability of these guidelines and show how they may be applied to children of different ages, abilities, and environments. The final chapter is comprised of interviews of thirteen notable clinicians and academics with intervention methodologies from around the world.

This book will prove a valuable guide for anybody working with children with movement difficulties, including clinicians, teachers and parents.