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Maintaining the high standards and excellent features that made the first and second editions so successful, Early Diagnosis and Interventional Therapy in Cerebral Palsy, Third Edition provides a detailed, authoritative treatment of the field-highlighting new research and developments in molecular and cellular research, infant differential diagnosis, and screening, assessment, and evaluation of the early preterm infant. Presents an effective model for dealing with individuals with cerebral palsy in older age-group categories! By supplying practical guidelines to diagnose and treat specific concerns of cerebral palsy from birth to three years, the Third Edition of Early Diagnosis and Interventional Therapy in Cerebral Palsy · discusses new studies about developmental neurology and the normal and abnormal behavior of the early preterm infant · offers a new approach to infant differential diagnosis of static encephalopathies · highlights the recent emphasis on dynamic systems approaches to therapy including physiologic conditioning and functional change · identifies the latest advances in the use of botulinum toxin, intrathecal baclofen, and selective dorsal rhizotomy to reduce spacitity · summarizes the latest emerging data of outcomes research and its application in habilitation care · considers the current trend toward alternative treatments application and long-term effects · illustrates the new ideas on etiology and epidemiology of cerebral palsy · offers novel insight into habilitation services, treatment implementation, reassessment, and documentation of cerebral palsy · and more! Complete with historical perspectives, intervention strategies, and treatment planning options, Early Diagnosis and Interventional Therapy in Cerebral Palsy, Third Edition is an indispensable informative reference for pediatricians; family practitioners; neurologists; physiatrists; orthopedists; physical, occupational, and speech therapists; special education teachers; school administrators; public health workers; social workers; and undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.