Handling the Young Child with Cerebral Palsy at Home

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Fundamental to the successful treatment of children with cerebral palsy is the cooperation of parents in home handling. The long-awaited new edition of this classic and popular text has been expanded and updated to include a wealth of new information for therapists, nurses, parents and carers.

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In order to help the young cerebral palsied child toward maximum independence and a fuller life, it is essential that parents and carers should know how to handle their child and have a clear understanding of the reasons for the child's difficulties. No two children with cerebral palsy have the same problems and this book deals with those commonly met, and the various ways in which they can be modified working with everyday activities.The long awaited new edition of this classic, popular text has been completely revised and expanded to include a profusion of new information for parents. Since the first edition was published, ideas on appropriate therapies have changed and developed, new concepts underpinning therapeutic intervention have evolved. Similarly opinion on early intervention with therapeutic programmes has changed and the method of delivery of service has moved away from centralisation to home based or community provision. This new edition takes full account of these changes.The fundamental approach however, remains the same and the emphasis throughout the text is on a holistic approach to the child's needs. Also the concept of handling, developed by Berti and Karel Bobath continues to form the basis of each of the chapters. Throughout the book the methods and ideas proposed indicate ways in which parents can handle their child to enable him to practice newly acquired motor skills throughout the day.Written primarily for parents the third edition of Handling the Young Child with Cerebral Palsy at Home will also provide an invaluable resource for all those involved in helping the child with cerebral palsy towards achieving his or her potential for independence in movement and functional activities.

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"Most useful update. Well presented and readable." Moira Helm, Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy, Christ Church University College, Canterbury, UK.
information is directed at parents or carers but could be used by anyone involved in the management of cerebral palsy. It is very comprehensive, more likely to be used as reference material than read all at once. The information is detailed and needs careful study to gain full insight into the practicalities. The book is a very helpful adjunct to any therapist explaining aspects of cerebral palsy to a parent, but on its own it may appeal most to an inquiring literate carer.

It is well set out, and easy to read with summaries and footnotes in each chapter and clearly illustrated diagrams. It gives a very complete picture of all the areas to be considered... This book is a good source of practical suggestions and sound background information for any parent or professional interested in cerebral palsy.
It is an extremely useful book, easy to dip into, and I would definitely recommend its use in any home, therapy department or clinic. The level of information gives the reader opportunity to understand the background of the approach to handling cerebral palsy and is therefore encouraging and hopeful in preparing a baby or child for the future. It motivates readers to consider just how much can be done to help a child with cerebral palsy."Physiotherapy

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