American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Books

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AACPDM members enjoy a 20% discount on all Mac Keith Press books and courses when ordered direct from Mac Keith Press.  

Mac Keith Press exists to improve the lives of disabled children by extending the knowledge and understanding of developmental medicine and paediatric neurology through our publications: the monthly journal Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, books, courses and other resources in related subject areas. These are of interest to researchers, health professionals, clinicians, therapists, parents and all involved in the care of children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions, as well as those with lived experience.

Highlighted:

Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM-66 & GMFM-88) User’s Manual 3rd Edition
The third edition of the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM-66 & GMFM-88) User’s Manual has retained the information contained in the original 2002 and 2013 publications which included the conceptual background to the development of the GMFM, and the administration and scoring guidelines for people to be able to administer this clinical and research assessment tool appropriately. Information is presented on the development and validation of two abbreviated methods of estimating GMFM-66 scores using the GMFM-66-Item sets (GMFM-66-IS) and the GMFM-66-B&C (Basal & Ceiling), and updates are included on the Challenge module and the Quality FM, translations, and the use of the GMFM in populations other than cerebral palsy and Down syndrome.

Featured:

2021 (forthcoming)
Children with Vision Impairment: Assessment, Development, and Management | Naomi Dale, Alison Salt, Jenefer Sargent, and Rebecca Greenaway
Vision impairment is a long-term condition caused by disorders of the eye, optic nerve, and brain. Using evidence-based knowledge, theory, and research, this book provides practical guidance for practitioners who are involved in the care and management of children with long-term vision impairment and disability. The book is divided into four sections following the ICF-CY model: (1) eye disorders, vision and brain, (2) child development and learning from birth to older childhood, (3) habilitation, orientation, reading and assistive technologies and (4) social relationships and participation in everyday contexts. 

2021
Early Detection and Early Intervention in Developmental Motor Disorders | Mijna Hadders-Algra (Editor)
Critically ill infants in the newborn period are at high risk of developmental motor disorders. Mijna Hadders-Algra comprehensively addresses how best to detect which infants will be later diagnosed and how best to enact early intervention to improve their quality of life. Parts I & II provide an overview of the clinical picture and neurodevelopmental mechanisms. In Parts III & IV basic principles and features governing typical and atypical motor development are explained. Part V summarises assessment methods and Part VI discusses the methods and effectiveness of early intervention.

2020
Extremely Preterm Birth and its Consequences | Olaf Dammann, Alan Leviton, T Michael O’Shea, Nigel Paneth (Editors)
The ELGAN (Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborns) Study was the largest and most comprehensive multicentre study ever completed for this population of babies born before 28 weeks’ gestation. The authors’ presentation and exploration of the results of the research will help clinicians to prevent adverse health outcomes and promote positive health for these children. They have focused on the exposures and outcomes related to the developing brain, inflammation and infection as major risk factors for developmental adversity.

2020
Improving Quality of Life for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy through Treatment of Gait Impairment | Tom Novacheck, Michael Schwartz (Editors)
"How can the quality of life of those with cerebral palsy and associated gait impairment be improved? What needs to be done to ensure real progress in research? How can evidence for interventions be improved?

2020
Principles and Practice of Child Neurology in Infancy, 2nd Edition | Colin Kennedy (Editor)
Management of neurological disorders presenting in infancy poses many challenges for clinicians. Using a symptom-based approach, and covering a wide range of scenarios, the latest edition of this comprehensive practical guide provides authoritative advice from distinguished experts.  It now includes revised coverage of disease prevention, clinical assessment, and promotion of neurodevelopment.

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