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The neurodevelopmental assessment of the high risk infant

V. Magasiner, C. Molteno
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 46, No 4 | a779 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v46i4.779 | © 2018 V. Magasiner, C. Molteno | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 September 2018 | Published: 30 November 1990

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V. Magasiner, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital - Cerebral Clinic, South Africa
C. Molteno, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital - Cerebral Clinic, South Africa

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Abstract

This article describes how postural tone, postural reactions and basic reflexes can be used to evaluate the neurodevelopmental status of the infant. It includes a simple assessment which can be used in a practical setting.


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