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.

Child, Family and Therapist Working as a Team

Child, family and therapist working as a team

This chapter will look at ways in which therapists and families can best relate to each other and work together. I have chosen to talk about families rather than parents because, very often, the whole extended family can work in partnership with the therapist to help the child function better at home. Although in most cases mothers are the main carers, sometimes a brother or sister has more time than a mother to use play to help the child to function better. Sometimes an aunt or uncle can persuade a child to do more difficult activities. This is not a criticism of the mother; rather, it is a realisation that ...

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