By: 14 July 2017
Neuro-Developmental Treatment:  A Guide to NDT Clinical Practice

Neuro-Developmental Treatment: A Guide to NDT Clinical Practice

Authors: Judith C Bierman, Mary Rose Franjoine, Catherine M Hazzard

Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers (2016)


This comprehensive volume provides vital support for both novice and experienced practitioners of Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) by integrating the latest theoretical foundations of NDT with real-life practice examples.

The book is the culmination of a five-year project by instructors of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association to develop an up-to-date guide to the neurorehabilitation approach, originally developed by Karl and Berta Bobath.

Special Features:

  • It presents the contemporary NDT theory and practice model.
  • It covers the entire what, why, who and how of NDT.
  • Includes thorough discussions of current and evolving research in neurorehabilitation.
  • Presents a detailed look at how occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists practice NDT within the scope of the individual disciplines.
  • Demonstrates case histories through tables with baseline information and treatment updates, impairments as related to regions, and proposed interventions with expected impact.
  • Illustrates NDT examination, evaluation and intervention through case reports from infants to adults with posture and movement disorders.

This book is very organized and should be used as the core textbook in NDT Certificate courses. Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT): A Guide to Clinical

Practice sets the standard in clinical practice for occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists who use, or intend to use, NDT in their work with infants, children, adolescents, and adults with postural and movement disorders.

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