presented by Linda A. Kliebhan
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Linda A. Kliebhan, PT, C/NDT
Linda A. Kliebhan is a physical therapist with over 40 years of experience treating children and young adults with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromuscular Disorders. Linda is a Coordinator-Instructor in Neuro-Developmental Treatment, teaching the NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromuscular Disorders, Advanced NDT Courses, and…Read full bio
1. Defining Cerebral Palsy
This chapter will provide an overview of Cerebral Palsy, its current definition and information on the specific classifications currently used to describe the various forms of Cerebral Palsy. The three current classification tools, the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), the Manual Ability Classification System (MACS), and the Communication Function Classification System (CFCS), will also be described.
This chapter will discuss the current definition and characteristics of hypertonicity including related impairments and the distribution profiles typically seen in children with cerebral palsy. Slides and video examples will be used to illustrate the information.
3. Dystonia, Choreoathetosis, and Ataxia
This chapter will focus on the current definition and characteristics of Dystonia, Choreoathetosis, and Ataxia in Cerebral Palsy, including related impairments, clinical differentiation between these movement disorders, and the distribution typically seen in children with Cerebral Palsy. Patient videos will be used to illustrate the information.