An experience in observation of cerebral palsy children at the beginning of rehabilitation treatment is presented; the aim of the observations is to analyze, at the same time, both the relation of the child with his mother and therapist and the quality and structure of movement patterns. The complex interaction between the development of function patterns and their emotional meaning required difficult operative choices of the therapists, involving their technical and human capacities. The possibility of team-work that allows the integration of different theoretical and clinical approaches by exchanging technical competence and sharing emotional experience is emphasized. In the present paper the authors describe the methodology: in particular the observation modalities adopted by the psychologist and the therapist during free play and assessment sessions. Three clinical examples are illustrated and the prognostic value and the therapeutic role of our approach are discussed.
|Translated title of the contribution||The motor learning in cerebral palsy children: prognostic significance and therapeutic role of clinical observations|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Giornale di Neuropsichiatria dell'Eta Evolutiva|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology