The High-Risk Neonate: Developmental Therapy Perspectives, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The High-Risk Neonate

Developmental Therapy Perspectives, 1st Edition

By Jane Sweeney


338 pages

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Hardback: 9780866565820
pub: 1987-01-27
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This groundbreaking volume addresses the major challenges facing practitioners of neonatal treatment, the new and exciting subspecialty of pediatric therapy practice. Experts fully explore how professionals can provide safe and therapeutic interventionf for high-risk neonates and their parents. They provide a readable, comprehensive overview of neonatal neuropathology, neurologic and behavioral assessment, and clinical management strategies for newborns at risk for neurological dysfunction. The High-Risk Neonate is a unique volume that explores the medical complications of the prematurely born neonate and presents outcome data from early physical therapy intervention with infants.

Table of Contents

Contents Part I. Theoretical Framework

  • A Synactive Model of Neonatal Behavioral Organization: Framework for the Assessment of Neurobehavioral Development in the Premature Infant and for Support of Infants and Parents in the Neonatal Intensive Care Environment
  • Part II: Pathology
  • Neonatal Neuropathology
  • Medical Complications of the Premature Infant
  • Part III: Assessment
  • Assessment of Risk: Perinatal, Family, and Environmental Perspectives
  • Infant Neuromotor Assessment Instruments: A Review
  • Physiologic Adaptation of Neonates to Neurological Assessment
  • Screening for Movement Dysfunction in Infancy
  • Part IV: Management
  • Organizational and Educational Considerations in Creating an Environment to Promote Optimal Development of High-Risk Neonates
  • Parental Response to the Birth of a High-Risk Neonate: Dynamics and Management
  • Sensorimotor Management of the High-Risk Neonate
  • Oral-Motor Management of the High-Risk Neonate
  • Cardiorespiratory Management of the High-Risk Neonate: Implications for Developmental Therapists
  • Medical and Surgical Management of the Fetus at Risk for Central Nervous System Dysfunction: A Review of Antenatal Treatment
  • Part V. Outcome
  • Monitoring the Effects of Early Physical Therapy on the High-RIsk Infant: Preliminary Results
  • Part VI: Research in Progress
  • Impact of Preterm Birth on the Neuromotor Development of the Premature Infant
  • Kinematic Analysis of Leg Movements in Premature and Full-Term Infants
  • Preliminary Evaluation of a Protocol for Assessment of Development, Posture, and Coordination in Children: A Multi-Center Collaborative Pilot Study
  • Part VII: Resources
  • Selected Information Resources: Infant Health and Development

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Occupational Therapy