Quick Reference Neuroscience for Rehabilitation Professionals: The Essential Neurologic Principles Underlying Rehabilitation Practice, 2nd edition (2008) by ProQuest


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  Quick Reference Neuroscience for                                                      Fingergym: Fine Motor Skills: School
  Rehabilitation Professionals: The Essential                                           Readiness Program (2006)
  Neurologic Principles Underlying                                                      Gayle Brook, Amy Wagenfeld, and Cathy Thompson,
  Rehabilitation Practice, 2nd edition (2008)                                           Australian Academic Press
  Sharon A. Gutman                                                                      32 Jeays Street
  Slack Incorporated                                                                    Bowen Hills, Australia, QLD 4006
  6900 Grove Road                                                                       126 pages; $275.00 Australian
  Thorofare, New Jersey                                                                 ISBN: 978-1-875378-75-3
  USA, 08086                                                                            Fingergym is a well organized clearly described fine motor and
  357 pages; $45.95 US                                                                  listening skills classroom program for preschool, kindergarten and
  ISBN: 978-1-55642-800-5                                                               early elementary school students. Developed by two occupational
  In this book Dr. Gutman addresses the key information needed to                       therapists and an educational assistant, it is appropriate for
  understand the neuroscience underlying clinical rehabilitation. She                   individuals or small groups and can be run by teaching assistants
  has succeeded in recompiling and presenting a large amount of                         and volunteers under teacher supervision. It was not designed as a
  complex information in an easy to read format, with wonderful                         therapy program but could be used by an occupational therapy
  illustrations and concise diagrams, making the content easy to                        assistant running a fine motor group.
  understand and remember by both students and professionals.                                 Activity categories are divided into: strengthening, sensory
       There are 34 detailed sections. The first sections deal with the                 and planning, fine motor coordination, pencil to paper and cutting
  anatomy and function of neurological structures. Rehabilitation                       skills. A theoretical explanation for each category is clearly and
  professionals and students will find particularly useful the lists of                 simply stated. The section describing sensory skills focuses on
  symptoms related to lesions of these structures. Testing methods                      tactile, proprioceptive and kinesthetic activities. There is a music
  are included. Subsequent sections deal with illnesses and                             CD to signal the children to start and stop the activity only.
  disorders. The neurological processes of pain, phantom limb                           Working time is in silence. Another CD
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