By Deborah Dewey Phd, David E. Tupper Phd

Bringing jointly prime experts--and delivering important insights to lead scientific practice--this is the 1st quantity to comprehensively tackle early life motor problems from a neuropsychological standpoint. The booklet explores the neural and behavioral bases of circulation issues and summarizes present findings from utilized learn. present methods to review and neuroimaging are seriously tested, and new and cutting edge equipment offered. Authors additionally synthesize the most recent wisdom on motor problems linked to particular developmental and neurological difficulties: cerebral palsy; neuromuscular sickness; autism; mind harm; problems of coordination, speech, and written language; and extra. different vital themes lined contain psychosocial results of motor abilities impairments, often encountered comorbidities, and the prestige of accessible intervention ways.

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Steinthal in 1871 was the first to use the term apraxia to refer to disorders where the common feature was the inability to perform motor activity correctly on command. Other neurologists in the late 19th century, including Hughlings Jackson and Finkelnburg, described cases with disordered movements, but it was not until the beginning of the 20th century that Hugo Liepmann, a German neurologist and student of Carl Wernicke, began to report and theorize about disorders of purposeful action (Heilman & Rothi, 1997).

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