The Spastic Forms of Cerebral Palsy

A Guide to the Assessment of Adaptive Functions

  • Adriano Ferrari
  • Giovanni Cioni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Nature of the Defect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Giovanni Cioni, Paola B. Paolicelli
      Pages 3-15
    3. Adriano Ferrari, Silvia Alboresi
      Pages 17-28
  3. Function Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Giovanni Cioni, Andrea Guzzetta, Vittorio Belmonti
      Pages 31-52
    3. Adriano Ferrari
      Pages 53-71
    4. Adriano Ferrari
      Pages 73-98
    5. Simonetta Muzzini, Federico Posteraro, Roberta Leonetti
      Pages 99-114
    6. Andrea Guzzetta, Francesca Tinelli, Ada Bancale, Giovanni Cioni
      Pages 115-142
    7. Daniela Brizzolara, Paola Brovedani, Giovanni Ferretti
      Pages 143-179
    8. Saudra Maestro
      Pages 193-200
  4. Classification of Spastic Syndromes and Clinical Forms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Adriano Ferrari
      Pages 203-217
    3. Adriano Ferrari
      Pages 219-239
    4. Adriano Ferrari, Manuela Lodesani, Simonetta Muzzini, Rosita Pascale, Silvia Sassi
      Pages 241-272
    5. Silvia Alboresi, Vittorio Belmonti, Alberto Ferrari, Adriano Ferrari
      Pages 273-291
    6. Adriano Ferrari, Manuela Lodesani, Silvia Perazza, Silvia Sassi
      Pages 293-330
    7. Giovanni Cioni, Giuseppina Sgandurra, Simonetta Muzzini, Paola B. Paolicelli, Adriano Ferrari
      Pages 331-356
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 357-359

About this book


This book is the result of studies on cerebral palsy (CP) in children that the authors and their collaborators (medical doctors and therapists) have carried out in recent years.
It addresses the main topics associated with the evaluation of adaptive functions in the spastic forms of CP (definition and modifications over the most recent decades, newly classified orientations, etiopathogenesis, anatomic–functional correlations, semiotics, and the so-called associated disorders: visual, cognitive, and behavioral). The main goal of this book is to offer readily accessible information on the nature of the disease, the problems correlated with prognosis, and the rehabilitation.
Because of its instructive nature and practical approach, the book will be an invaluable tool for practitioners already working in this field (medical doctors, child neuropsychiatrists and physiatrists, and rehabilitation therapists), for university students studying physical and occupational therapy, and for residents in rehabilitative medicine, child neurology, and orthopedics.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Adriano Ferrari
    • 1
    • 2
  • Giovanni Cioni
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Child Rehabilitation UnitS. Maria Nuova HospitalReggio EmiliaItaly
  2. 2.Department of NeuroscienceUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaReggio EmiliaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Developmental NeuroscienceStella Maris Scientific InstitutePisaItaly
  4. 4.Division of Child Neurology and PsychiatryUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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