Neuro-Developmental Treatment : A Guide to NDT Clinical Practice

Judith C. Bierman

This comprehensive volume provides vital support for both novice and experienced practitioners of Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) by integrating the latest theoretical foundations of NDT with real-life practice examples. The book is the culmination of a 5-year project by instructors of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association to develop an up-to-date guide to the neurorehabilitation approach originally developed by Karl and Berta Bobath.

Special Features:
Presents the contemporary NDT Theory and Practice ModelCovers the entire what, why, who, and how of NDTIncludes thorough discussions of current and evolving research in neurorehabilitationPresents a detailed look at how occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists practice NDT within the scope of the individual disciplinesIllustrates NDT examination, evaluation, and intervention through a series of case reports spanning from infants to adults with posture and movement disordersProvides enhanced figures, diagrams, tables, photo galleries, and videos demonstrating therapeutic practice using the NDT practice model through access on Thieme’s MediaCenterProvides educators with instructional materials and strategies for entry-level to advanced learnersWritten by more than 30 NDT practitioners (OTs, PTs, SLPs) giving a broad range of perspectivesUsed as the core textbook in NDT Certificate courses, Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT): A Guide to Clinical Practice sets the standard in clinical practice for occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists who use, or intend to use, NDT in their work with infants, children, adolescents, and adults with postural and movement disorders.

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