S Frasconi

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The salient features are described of the psychomotor treatment given to two sisters: SA aged 11 yrs 5 months and MGA aged 9 yrs 9 months both affected with aspecific congenital myopathy and under medical treatment since they were 3 months old. These two cases were selected as examples for the following reasons: (1) they may offer the opportunity to(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)
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)
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)
In this paper the authors aim to assess the results of psychomotor treatment of 5 patients with cranial injuries admitted to the Division of Infantile Neuropsychiatry at Gaslini Hospital from 1983 to 1985 and to evaluate the role of this treatment in a pathology with multiple, complex functional disorders. Evolution was excellent in 3 out of 5 patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Rehabilitation techniques have always attached great importance to the recovery of hand functions in the different forms of child cerebral palsy. The human hand has complex structure and functions, and it can be defined as "instrument-hand", "expression-hand", "relation-hand" and "constant challenge to rehabilitation programmes. Among the most(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)
BACKGROUND Aim of this paper was to verify whether the condition described by Spitz as anxiety of the 8th months occurs earlier in the preterm than in the child born at term. METHODS A prospective study was carried out on 27 subjects subdivided into three groups of 9, 8, 10 patients, respectively, according to gestational age (group I < or = 33 weeks;(More)
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