**NEW BOOK** just released
HELPING BABIES HELP THEMSELVES; FROM IN YOUR ARMS TO STANDING ALONE Vickie Meade and Janette Heath Osborne. Sydney:
ACER Press (www.acer.edu.au) Portland. International Specialized Book Services (www.isbs.com)
A delightfully illustrated journey for parents and all caregivers, this book takes the reader through movement development in the first year of life. This is an excellent, easy to read resource on movement which intertwines the developing emotional and communication systems. Quick tips, key points and frequently asked questions provide clear and simple advice from ways to wrap and help babies settle, to where to place your hands to guide and assist them to move.
Forward by renowned pediatric physical therapist, Dr. Jane Sweeney.
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Partners In Movement: A Family Centered Approach to Pediatric Kinesiology. Vickie Meade, MPH, PT. 1999, 2008.
Muscle development, in normal and atypical scenarios, and the effect on screening and treatment is presented in this book. Practical treatment strategies are illustrated in pictures and through case studies. The major points of each chapter, learning objectives and questions at chapter’s end, are organized to assist readers to review their knowledge. A case study is presented throughout the book and reinforces important points (this case is also on DVD). Part two of this book includes additional case studies. Children in each case illustrate treatment strategies in everyday situations which are particularly family friendly. Reproducible record keeping forms are included for your use in family planning sessions.
(In North America, available for $49.00 plus S&H through www.pdppro.com/shop)
HANDWRITING: Anatomy of a Collaborative Assessment/ Intervention Model. Erhardt R, Meade V. 2005 Stillwater: PDP Press
This excellent case study of a thirteen year old boy is presented in case ‘story’ format. A problem solving approach is illustrated using the inner voices and dialogues between all participants, including the teen and his parents, therapists, vision specialist and psychologist. Background theories and evidence, assessments, evaluations and reevaluations, treatment strategies and long term implications are presented by chapter. An invaluable addition to any library.
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THE MEADE MOVEMENT CHECKLIST (Video Training Course)
Concisely illustrated segments of typical and atypical muscle development are presented as a background for early, primary screening. This video captures each month of early development and illustrates the first half of the book ‘Partners in Movement’. The video also depicts atypical development and early markers of muscle imbalance at four to six months of age. The development of observation skills is encouraged with the auditory guide and an easy checklist of movements which should be present between four and six months of age. Three case ‘tests’ at the end of the videotape allow for practice and reliability testing. If the viewer is interested in community screening, these three tests can be used to obtain a certificate of reliability using the Meade Movement Checklist.
Additional Reliability Certificate
Available for those screeners who have been trained by a certified trainer using the MMCL video training course as listed above. If successful on the reliability training, the screener will receive a certificate which includes a license number on a separate master copy of the screen.
THE PARENT APPROACH TO TREATMENT (Treatment Videotape)
The most important issues that face parents in the first year of their baby’s life, from early crying to early movements are presented in this informative video (20 min). Each infant demonstrates the importance of flexion as a starting point for development in early infancy. Swaddling an infant is also presented during the newborn period of time. The questions most frequently asked by parents are reviewed as part of the four to six month age segment. The six to nine month segment demonstrates easy movement solutions to parent concerns including rolling, moving into and out of sitting and standing. Professionals can use the movement principles as a clear starting point when assisting parents whose child is first referred at any age!!
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CASE STUDY: Sarah (Case Study Video)
This 40 minute video illustrates the development of a twin over the first years of life. This case follows the long term study of a young girl who is also presented throughout the book, Partners in Movement. The film study covers all of the treatment options which the parents used at home over the first several years of her life. The new DVD version has added segments of the young lady and her twin at older ages.
Program of Self-Regulation: The Case of ‘Z’ (DVD only)
Have you every worked with an infant who is inconsolable? This 20 minute videotape will assist the practioner and family with practical ideas to help a child to settle into sleep and calming routines. The video illustrates treatment over six months and followup results at age two. Practical and informative!
STANDING FRAME PATTERN
VELCRO LEG CUFFS
ORTHOTICS: MEADE EXTENDED SMO information/ pattern sent on request