ERIC Number: ED025060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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Neuroevolutional Approach to Cerebral Palsy and Speech.
Mysak, Edward D.
Intended for cerebral palsy specialists, the book emphasizes the contribution that a neuroevolutional approach to therapy can make to habilitation goals of the child with cerebral palsy and applies the basic principles of the Bobath approach to therapy. The first section discusses cerebral palsy as a reflection of disturbed neuro-ontogenisis and traces human neuroevolution from the supine to bipedal stages. Also presented are the rationale for neurotherapy, neurophysiological considerations in developing therapy procedures, three general types of neurotherapy and requirements for developing therapy programs, and results (with case studies) of a two-part study of actual application of neurotherapy. The second section considers the neuroevolution of speech, including bipedal evolution and speech, oroneuromotor evolution and speech, corticalization, dominance, and speech, and theories on the evolution of oral communication. The respiratory-phonatory-articulatory complex of the cerebral palsied is identified, and principles of a speech habilitation program are presented. Each chapter contains a reference list. (JB)
Descriptors: Behavior, Behavior Theories, Cerebral Dominance, Cerebral Palsy, Child Development, Evolution, Exceptional Child Education, Neurological Impairments, Neurological Organization, Neurology, Pathology, Perceptual Motor Learning, Physical Development, Physical Disabilities, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Speech Communication, Speech Handicaps, Speech Therapy
The Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, New York, New York 10027 ($3.95).
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