Early Detection and Management of Cerebral Palsy

  • H. Galjaard
  • H. F. R. Prechtl
  • M. Veličkovič

Part of the Topics in the Neurosciences book series (TNSC, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. H. Galjaard, H. F. R. Prechtl, M. Veličkovič
    Pages 1-6
  3. A. Kurjak, V. Latin, Z. Alfirevic, M. Biljan
    Pages 45-61
  4. J. van Hof-van Duin, G. Mohn
    Pages 79-100
  5. E. Koeng
    Pages 107-111
  6. Sophie Levitt
    Pages 113-119
  7. Andreas Frölich
    Pages 137-143
  8. David Morris
    Pages 145-149
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 151-151

About this book


At the end of September 1984 Dr. M. Velickovi~ and Prof. H. Prechtl with the help of the International Cerebral Palsy Society organized an international conference on "New develop­ ments in the assessment of early brain damage" in Bled, Yugo­ slavia. I was invited as a speaker at this conference and I went there, curious, but without too much knowledge about the central theme: cerebral palsy. During the conference and a satellite meeting I became impressed by the quality of various contributions and also by the great variety of problems related to the etiology, early diagnosis, management and psychosocial aspects of cerebral palsy. Today, in many areas of biology and medicine, progress seems to require concentration on a very narrow field. As a consequence many conferences are highly specialized and most (young) scientists rightly consider this as most useful for their own work. On the other hand the care of patients and counselling of parents and other close relatives require a multidisciplinary approach. Also, advances in the study of complicated un­ resolved medical biological pr'oblems are often made unex­ pectedly by using ideas, theories, approaches or methods from other disciplines.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. Galjaard
    • 1
  • H. F. R. Prechtl
    • 2
  • M. Veličkovič
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cell Biology and GeneticsErasmus University of RotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Developmental NeurologyUniversity Hospital GroningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.LjubljanaYugoslavia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7997-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3333-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0897-3946
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