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Leukoencephalopathy with swelling and a discrepantly mild clinical course ("van der Knaap disease") is a recently identified syndrome. It is characterised by macrocephaly occurring during the first year of life, initially normal or nearly normal development, and slowly progressive ataxia and spasticity with initial preservation of intellectual functions.(More)
Hypoplasia and aplasia of the optic nerve are congenital anomalies characterized respectively by a marked volume reduction (very small papilla, often identifiable only as a rosy-yellowish area from which the retinal vessels emerge) and by the absence of the optic disk (absence of the nerve and mainly of its vessels) and of the visual functions. These(More)
Leukoencephalopathy with swelling and a discrepantly mild clinical course is a recently identified syndrome described by van der Knaap et al. It is characterised by macrocephaly occurring during the first year of life, initially normal or nearly normal development, slowly progressive ataxia and spasticity with initial preservation of intellectual functions.(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this study is to verify whether tonus neurophysiological and communicative-relational aspects in hypotonic subjects can be recovered by psychomotor therapy. METHODS This case series includes two randomized groups of children with central hypotonia observed at the Department of Child Neuropsychiatry of the Gaslini Institute of Genova from(More)
Aim of this study is to investigate whether the adverse neuropsychiatric effects of anticonvulsant drugs can affect the results of physical therapy. The influence of these drugs on neurological and/or psychological functions is considered an important factor in conditioning the active psycho-perceptuo-motor learning of child during physical therapy. Our(More)
Aim of this study is to evaluate whether the subjects with neuromotor deficits can achieve both the restoration of the motor function and of the intentional and communicative components of gesture. Our case series includes 20 children (10 males, 10 females) aged 8 months to 14 years. Ten had neuromotor impairment (9 cases with different features of C.P, 1(More)
The aim of this research was to investigate whether the development of object permanence is an available sign of the cognitive development in infants with psychomotor handicaps. Subjects consisted of 5 males, ranging in age from 12 to 33 months, with handicaps as a result of perinatal brain injury. Four were preterm infants. All of the children received(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of cognitive and affective problems in the treatment of children suffering from myodystrophy. It was hypothesised that psychomotory assessment taking appropriate account of data regarding the evaluation of cognitive and affective development might allow an adequate and realistic therapeutic protocol to be(More)