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TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: Developmental Delay and Cerebral Palsy Chapter 2: Gross Motor Development The Baby¿s Position Influences Motor Development The Motor Development of the Child with Cerebral Palsy Frequently Asked Questions by Parents Chapter 3: Obstacles to Motor Development Muscle Tone Reflexes Lack of Motor Control and Coordination Muscle Weakness Abnormal Sensory Awareness Movements Patterns Chapter 4: Helping Your Child Learn Motor Skills Neural Plasticity Physical Therapy and Motor Learning Motor Learning Physical Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy The ¿Road to Independence¿ for Children with Cerebral Palsy Frequently Asked Questions by Parents Chapter 5: Flexible Muscles and Joints How to Do Stretching Exercises Arm Stretches Leg Stretches Stretching Exercises for the Older Child Frequently Asked Questions by Parents Chapter 6: Head-up Meet Nina Head-Up Practice Easy Head-Up Exercises Frequently Asked Questions by Parents Integration of Head-Up into Daily Life Chapter 7: Happy Baby in Back-lying Happy Baby Exercises Frequently Asked Questions by Parents Chapter 8: Tummy Time Exercises for Tummy Time with Play Big Push-ups for Sean Big Arm Exercises Weight Bearing on ¿Big Arms¿ Frequently Asked Questions by Parents Chapter 9: Guarding Against Falls The Boy Who Did Not Want to Touch the Floor Encouraging Protective Extension Forward Encouraging Protective Extension to the Sides. A Special Practice for the Child with Hemiplegia Frequently Asked Questions by Parents Chapter 10: Sitting Pretty Meet Elli Helping your Child to Sit Supported Sitting Independent Sitting with Arm Support Sitting without Arm Support Other Ways to Sit on the Floor Sitting on a Bench or Chair Moving in and out of Bench or Wheelchair Sitting Frequently Asked Questions by Parents Chapter 11: Getting Up and Crawling Meet Jennifer Up Onto Hands and Knees Crawling Rising up and Moving down Doing It All Frequently Asked Questions by Parents Chapter 12: Leg Exercises and Standing with Arm Support Stimulating Leg Movements Leg Exercises Supporting Your Child in Standing Leg Exercises with Weight Bearing Your Child Stands Holding on with Both Hands Helpful Bars Frequently Asked Questions by Parents Chapter 13: Balance Balance Training Balance Training in Sitting Balance Balance Training in Kneeling Standing Balance Independent Standing with Arm Support and Transitions in and out of Standing Frequently Asked Questions by Parents Chapter 14: Standing without Arm Support and Walking Walking with Arm Support Standing Free Assisted Standing on One Leg and Extra Standing Time for the Weaker Leg Progress with Standing Balance Training Strength and Quick Action Walking Frequently Asked Questions by Parents Chapter 15: Walking and More Opportunities for Walking Indoors Walking Outdoors and in Public Places Walking Stairs Improving Balance and Coordination Standing on One Leg The Way Your Child Walks Frequently Asked Questions by Parents Chapter 16: Strengthening Exercises and Having Fun General Strengthening Exercises Having Fun Chapter 17: Other Interventions for Children with Cerebral Palsy, by Lisa Barnett, DPT Medical Management Serial Casting Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Lower Extremity Bracing Appendix Pediatric Therapy Equipment General Equipment and Supplies Therapy Equipment Suppliers References Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Cerebral palsied children -- Rehabilitation.
Cerebral palsy -- Exercise therapy.
Movement disorders in children -- Patients -- Rehabilitation.
Movement disorders in children -- Exercise therapy.
Physical therapy for children.
Physical therapy for infants.