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.

Principles of Treatment

Principles of treatment

The most important thing to know and understand about treating children with CP is that each child needs his own programme and no one child is the same as another. It is not possible to say, ‘This child has diplegia, therefore this set of exercises is what he needs.’ This is because one child with diplegia will function in a different way to any other. Also, the way to make changes to one child's abnormal tone and postural patterns, to meet his needs and deal with his problems, may be different to the way that works with another child. The same is true for all the different kinds of CP. That is what makes treating these children such a challenge.

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