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The Spastic Forms of Cerebral Palsy

A Guide to the Assessment of Adaptive Functions


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

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

  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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Spastic Forms of Cerebral Palsy
  • Book Subtitle A Guide to the Assessment of Adaptive Functions
  • Authors Adriano Ferrari
    Giovanni Cioni
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-88-470-1477-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-88-470-1478-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 359
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Rehabilitation
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

“This book encompasses the authors’ experiences and scientific background, resulting in an informative, thought-provoking book on the spastic forms of cerebral palsy. … This is a valuable source of information for a broad range of specialists, including neurologists, psychiatrists, physiatrists, and developmental pediatricians. Additionally, physiotherapists, medical students, residents, and other clinicians who work closely with individuals with cerebral palsy also will appreciate this book. … Overall, this is well-written book that offers a unique, comprehensive and thought-provoking review of cerebral palsy.” (Larissa Pavone, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2012)