General principles and special considerations

Stephen F. Noll, Gabriella E. Molnar, Angeles Badell, Helga Binder, Dennis D. Dykstra, Jessie K.M. Easton, Dennis J. Matthews, Jane C.S. Perrin

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This self-directed learning module addresses core concepts in the assessment of any child with disability, including physical growth and development, evolution of reflexes, and cognitive and personality development. It is a section of the chapter on pediatric rehabilitation for the Self-Directed Medical Knowledge Program Study Guide for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The rehabilitation perspective is emphasized, especially as it changes to accommodate the developing child, with a focus on specific chronic disorders such as respiratory disease, congenital heart disease, and malignancy. These types of disorders serve as a model for the management of problems that require special medical, rehabilitative, and psychosocial consideration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S162-S165
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number5 SUPPL.
StatePublished - May 1989


  • Chronic disease
  • Cognition
  • Development
  • Growth
  • Personality
  • Reflexes


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