This comprehensive volume provides vital support for both novice and experienced practitioners of Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) by integrating the latesttheoretical foundations of NDT with real-life practice examples. The book is the culmination of a 5-year project by instructors of the Neuro-Developmental TreatmentAssociation to develop an up-to-date guide to the neurorehabilitation approach originally developed by Karl and Berta Bobath.
Presentsthecontemporary NDT Theory and PracticeModel
Coverstheentirewhat, why, who, and how of NDT
Includesthoroughdiscussions of current and evolvingresearch in neurorehabilitation
Presents a detailed look at howoccupationaltherapists, physicaltherapists, and speech-languagepathologistspractice NDT withinthescope of the individual disciplines
Illustrates NDT examination, evaluation, and interventionthrough a series of case reportsspanningfrominfants to adultswithposture and movementdisorders
Providesenhanced figures, diagrams, tables, photogalleries, and videos demonstratingtherapeuticpracticeusingthe NDT practicemodelthroughaccessonThieme'sMediaCenter
Provideseducatorswithinstructionalmaterials and strategiesforentry-level to advancedlearners
Writtenby more than 30 NDT practitioners (OTs, PTs, SLPs) giving a broadrange of perspectives
Used as the core textbook in NDT Certificate courses, Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT): A Guide to Clinical Practice sets the standard in clinical practice foroccupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists who use, or intend to use, NDT in their work with infants, children, adolescents, andadults with postural and movement disorders.
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