1. The clinical picture for therapy and management
2. A collaborative learning approach
3. Learning motor function
4. Adolescents and adults
5. Outline of treatment approaches
6. Evidence-based practice
7. Synthesis of treatment approaches
8. Assessment for therapy and management
9. Treatment procedures and management
10. Function and the child’s daily life
11. Therapeutic group work
12. Management of deformities
13. Assessment, prescription and provision of equipment
Appendix 1 Developmental levels
Appendix 2 Useful organizations
Treatment of Cerebral Palsy and Motor Delay is a highly practical, easy-to-read resource for all paediatric practitioners and students working with the developmental abilities and difficulties of children, providing a thorough overview of cerebral palsy and its treatment.
The sixth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to integrate the latest evidence-base on motor control and motor learning, whilst still retaining Sophie Levitt's eclectic, holistic and functional approach. It includes greater detail on paediatric occupational therapy, classification systems, the latest systematic reviews of research, as well as an expanded chapter on adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy. The chapter on equipment has also been increased so as to be of further relevance to occupational therapists.
Supported by clear diagrams and photographs, as well as summaries to consolidate learning, it outlines therapeutic approaches and suggests treatment and management options, providing a wealth of practical information. The book promotes positive relationships between therapists, people with cerebral palsy and their families.
Sophie Levitt is a Specialist Physiotherapist and Tutor in Developmental Paediatrics and Paediatric Neurology. Her career has encompassed high profile therapy posts in London. She currently consults to a variety of professionals involved in the field of cerebral palsy internationally.
Anne Addison is a Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist working with children and young people with cerebral palsy and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. She has worked across community, educational and acute hospital settings and currently has a specialist role supporting children with communication difficulties.