Postural Behaviour in Newborn Infants

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[Published for] Spastics International Medical Publications [by] Heinemann ; Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1979 - Family & Relationships - 112 pages
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Is postural configuration in normal human new borns active or passive? What are the underlying mechanisms of active posture? How much control does the new born baby have over its posture? This book deals with these questions and others relevant to the early diagnosis and treatment of motor developmental abnormalities and to the provision of optimal aids to very young and very sick new borns in their adaptation to extra-uterine life. The answers are based on detailed research using direct observation, video films, and polygraphic recordings of babies in various situations, such as being carried by a caregiver, lying on a cot, and being rocked on a purpose-designed rocking-table. The book is of specific interest to all those involved in neonatal care, neurology, physiotherapy, and related fields.

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MATERIAL AND METHODOLOGY
7
OBSERVATIONS OF POSTURAL BEHAVIOUR
17
QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENT OF POSTURAL
37
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