Recommendations for the rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy

Enrico Castelli, Elisa Fazzi, Silvia Alboresi, Michela Armando, Nicoletta Battisti, Eva Carboni, Monica Cazzagon, Antonella Cersosimo, Liliana Dalla Torre, Adriano Ferrari, Daniela Gambini, Giancarla Giampaoli, Paola Maltoni, Anna Marucco, Rita Marconi, Daniela Morelli, Salvatore Pignatelli, Gabriella Rubini, Enrico Trevisi, Anna Carla TurconiAntonio Trabacca, Giovanni Cioni, Patrizia Folegani, Maria Teresa Giannini, Antonella Luparia, Nerina Landi, Domenico Mangione, Marco Marcelli, Roberto Militerni, Emanuela Pagliano, Paola B. Paolicelli, Bruno Sales, Goffredo Scuccimarra, Giuseppina Sgandurra, Lorella Tornetta, SIMFER-SINPIA Intersociety Commission

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Abstract

The SINPIA-SIMFER(Italian Society of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry-Italian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) Intersociety Commission was set up in December 2000 and is composed of members from both scientific societies, who are experts in the field of rehabilitation of patients with cerebral palsy (CP). In accordance with the indications of the Italian Health Ministry's Planning Department, in 1999 this Commission was entrusted with the task of drawing up "Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Children Affected by Cerebral Palsy", and to successively revise and update it every five years. The present document is a summary of the latest update, drawn up through meetings of the Intersociety Commission, held in 2012 and 2013, and discussed and approved at the annual SINPIA-SIMFERmeeting held in Brindisi in October 2013. The current version of the Recommendations extends and updates the previous one, also addressing new areas of intervention and adding some in-depth analysis. The document as a whole is not so much a proposal for treatment updated on the basis of advancing knowledge in the field of rehabilitation of CP, as a presentation of the method that should be applied by professionals seeking to define the most appropriate intervention and treatment strategies. The text is the offspring of a process of careful exchanges, which have been conducted in a collegial and collaborative fashion among professionals working in different fields (rehabilitation medicine and child neuropsychiatry) and in healthcare settings at different levels (ranging from first-level local settings to third-level national ones) and of different types (affiliated outpatient clinics and centers, local health authorities, hospitals, "IRCCS" research hospitals, universities).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-703
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Volume52
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016

Keywords

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Health planning guidelines
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatric rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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    Castelli, E., Fazzi, E., Alboresi, S., Armando, M., Battisti, N., Carboni, E., Cazzagon, M., Cersosimo, A., Dalla Torre, L., Ferrari, A., Gambini, D., Giampaoli, G., Maltoni, P., Marucco, A., Marconi, R., Morelli, D., Pignatelli, S., Rubini, G., Trevisi, E., ... SIMFER-SINPIA Intersociety Commission (2016). Recommendations for the rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 52(5), 691-703.