Neurobehavioral assessment in the neonatal period--the impact of Ferenc Katona.

@article{Karmel2005NeurobehavioralAI,
  title={Neurobehavioral assessment in the neonatal period--the impact of Ferenc Katona.},
  author={Bernard Z. Karmel and Judith M Gardner},
  journal={Ideggyogyaszati szemle},
  year={2005},
  volume={58 9-10},
  pages={315-23}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Identifying and treating CNS-injured infants has always been Ferenc Katona's main goal. Early on, he showed the importance of "elementary motor patterns" to development, and their application in treatment of early brain injury. We report on a neonatal neurobehavioral assessment derived from Katona that has concurrent and predictive validity in the NICU population. It evaluates early behavioral capabilities and dysfunctions in areas often disrupted by CNS injury, such as… CONTINUE READING