This book is a practical guide to the effective treatment of cerebral palsy in children. It provides a set of principles by which to observe and analyze individual patients' problems and then plan treatment. With the help of this book, non-specialists working with children with cerebral palsy can make decisions and choose the appropriate therapeutic activities for each child. It includes examples of how to apply these principles to real-life situations, using easy-to-follow descriptions and illustrations. New to this revised edition is a chapter on sensory integration problems with children with cerebral palsy, which looks at ways of evaluating and then dealing with these problems. The author also integrates theory with practical skills more closely.
- Chapter 1: What is Cerebral Palsy and How Does it Affect Children?
- Chapter 2: Assessing a Child with Cerebral Palsy: I. Observing and Handling
- Chapter 3: Assessing a Child with Cerebral Palsy: II. Analysis of Observations
- Chapter 4: Contractures and Deformities
- Chapter 5: Principles of Treatment
- Chapter 6: Child, Family and Therapist Working as a Team
- Chapter 7: Useful Equipment at a Treatment Centre and at Home
- Chapter 8: Sensory Integration Problems in Children with Cerebral Palsy
- Chapter 9: Assessment and Management of Eating and Drinking Difficulties