Neurological disorders arising in early childhood therefore require special attention and should be defined precisely. To be understood and managed correctly, these disorders (epilepsy, cerebral lesions, tumours, nerve damage, etc.) must be considered as a whole. By compartmentalizing the disorders and only focusing on a certain number of them, physicians run the risk of neglecting others which could have been useful in reaching a more accurate diagnosis.
Written by neuropaediatricians with the aim of sharing their knowledge, this book is the only one of its kind to date to explore, in such detail, all the factors which have the potential to perturb neurological development.
Contents . Developmental assessment: neurological examination . Developmental assessment: functional techniques . Psychomotor development : the beginning of cognition . Malformations of cortical development . Early brain injuries: infantile cerebral palsy . Congenital defects: a clinical approach . Early intervention . Metabolic disorders . Brain tumours . Epilepsy in infancy . Paroxysmal non-epileptic disorders . The infant with neuromuscular disorders . Peripheral neuropathies