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Neural Plasticity and Cognitive DevelopmentInsights from Children with Perinatal Brain Injury$
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Joan Stiles, Judy S. Reilly, Susan C. Levine, Doris A. Trauner, and Ruth Nass

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195389944

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389944.001.0001

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Somatosensory and Motor Processes

Somatosensory and Motor Processes

(p.107) 4 Somatosensory and Motor Processes
Neural Plasticity and Cognitive Development

Joan Stiles

Judy S. Reilly

Susan C. Levine

Doris A. Trauner

Ruth Nass

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses studies focusing on children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP) of any etiology. Topics covered include motor development after early focal lesions and the emergence of hemiparesis; the range of motor impairments; anatomical correlates of hemiparesis and motor reorganization; reorganization of the motor system; the range of sensory impairments; sensory-motor interaction; and organization and reorganization of the somatosensory system.

Keywords:   children, hemiplegic cerebral palsy, motor development, focal lesions, hemiparesis, motor system, sensory impairment, sensory-motor interaction, somatosensory system

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