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Jennifer A. O'Malley, MD, PhD

Specialties

Neurology - Child Neurology

Work and Education

Professional Education

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 6/30/2011

Residency

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 06/30/2013

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 6/30/2016

Board Certifications

Neurology - Child Neurology, American Board of Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

Ataxia

Bradykinesia

Chorea

Dystonia

Movement Disorders

Spasticity

Tics

Tourette Syndrome

Tremors

All Publications

Clinical Approach to a Child with Movement Disorders SEMINARS IN PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY O'Malley, J. A., Gilbert, D. L. 2018; 25 (1): 1018

Abstract

Assessing movement can be especially challenging in children. Refined yet flexible observational examination skills and utilization of established phenomenological approaches are essential in distinguishing normal from abnormal movements in the developing child and reaching an appropriate diagnosis. Mastering such skill requires an appreciation of the unique features of the developing motor system and an understanding of key concepts underlying normal motor development in children. Establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship with the patient and family, minimizing anxiety, and utilizing observation and distraction during physical examination are essential to successful diagnosis and management.

View details for PubMedID 29735108