This book presents practical information occupational therapists will need to analyze elements of involuntary movements and automatic reactions with the developing infant or the child who has central nervous system deficits. This resource provides both students and experienced practitioners with a comprehensive overview and historical perspective of the theories of motor control and introduces the Spatial, Temporal, and Physical Theory of Motor Control (STP theory).
* This resource features:
* Detailed descriptions and basic subcomponents of involuntary movements for 44 reflexes and reactions
* Detailed drawings of infants to demonstrate reflexes and reaction stimulus and responses
* Case studies to relate theory to practical application
* A variety of reference tables to condense and compare detailed information at a glance
* A record form to organize, simplify, and document analysis of 15 clinically significant reflexes and reactions
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Diane Berg McCormack, M.S., OTR, received her bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy and her master's of science in special education from the University of North Dakota. She has worked in pediatrics for 18 years, including one year in Australia for the Spastic Society: Shannon Park Centre, Geelong, Victoria. She has published journal articles in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and in Rehabiliation Literature. McCormack currently is in private practice in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
Kathy Riske Perrin, Ph.D., OTR, is the Director of Occupational Therapy and Associate Professor at the University of Mary, Bismark, North Dakota. She has extensive professional experience as a provider, consultant, and researcher in services to children and families. She has been recognized at national and state levels for her active involvement in the promotion of occupational therapy and for services to the profession.
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