"Most useful update. Well presented and readable."
Moira Helm, Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy, Christ Church University College, Canterbury, UK.
"The 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."
- FOREWORD; PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION;
- Part I - COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS: The importance of communication, parents and professionals; Medical aspects of cerebral palsy; Parents problems; Psychological guidance;
- Part II - BASIC INFORMATION: Understanding movement; Basic principles of handling; Early stages of hand function; Equipment as an adjunct to rehabilitation;
- Part III - INTEGRATION OF TREATMENT AND HANDLING: The parent contribution to early learning; Speech; communication and technology; Music and music therapy; Play;
- Part IV - HANDLING DURING ROUTINE ACTIVITIES: Sleeping; Toilet training; Bathing; Dressing; Feeding; Carrying; Chairs/pushchairs/car seats; Aids to mobility;
- Part V - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The management of contractures and deformities; Going into hospital; Recreational activities;
- APPENDIX: Illustrations of some terms used; An overview of the early stages of sensorimotor development; Glossary for parents - the terms we use; Suppliers of equipment; Useful addresses: genera; communication and technology; toys; social services; Further reading for parents; Index.