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Treatment of Cerebral Palsy and Motor Delay is first and foremost a practical book, a distillation of the author's considerable experience in treating those affected by cerebral palsy. It provides an outline of therapeutic approaches and suggests treatment options. It integrates various current ideas on motor control and motor learning in a further development of the author's Collaborative Learning Approach. The fourth edition offers a new chapter on adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy. It also provides a commentary on research and measurement, adjuncts to treatment, specialised medical procedures and complementary medicine.
* Written by an international authority in the field
* Extensively revised, updated and well referenced
* Highly illustrated
* Emphasises an eclectic, functional and holistic approach
* Promotes positive individual-therapist relationships
The book is aimed primarily at those concerned with the developmental abilities and difficulties of children, particularly physiotherapists and occupational therapists working in paediatrics. Doctors and other healthcare professionals will also find useful insights in the book. Parents of people with cerebral palsy can learn more about therapy by consulting the book together with their therapist.
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Sophie Levitt is a specialist physiotherapist and tutor in developmental paediatrics and neurology. Her career has encompassed high profile therapy posts in London. She currently lectures and consults to a variety of professionals involved in the field of cerebral palsy, both in the UK and overseas.Review:
Comments on the previous edition
The third edition of Sophie Levitt’s excellent book will be of interest and indeed is essential reading for anyone involved in the management of cerebral palsies, including parents.
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Although there are many experienced therapists in the field, there are few who are able to encapsulate their experience in written form. In this respect, Ms Levitt’s book remains fairly unique. By virtue of advocating an eclectic approach, her suggestions should not be taken as prescriptive. Rather they should aid therapists in developing a critical approach to accepted dogma, and provide a rich and pragmatic source of information from which therapists and parents can jointly develop their own eclectic approach in a child-led fashion.
Child: Care, Health & Development
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Book Description Blackwell Science Ltd, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110632009314