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ERIC Number: ED230529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
How Abnormal Reflexes Influence Movements in Cerebral Palsy.
Sellers, Jeanne Shanks
Some of the more frequently observed reflex patterns in cerebral palsy are examined, and descriptions are given of how they affect movement. A chart outlines: (1) desirable movement patterns; (2) typical abnormal movement of the cerebral palsied child; (3) possible physical cause of abnormal movements; and (4) activities which may facilitate movements closer to the norm. A list is also provided of typical areas of excess tone (arm flexors, leg adductors, lower limb extensors, and trunk flexors and extensors) and physical activities that should be avoided or minimized when the excess condition is present. A glossary of terms is included. (JD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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