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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.

Useful Equipment at a Treatment Centre and at Home
Useful equipment at a treatment centre and at home

We use equipment for children with CP to give them opportunities to be in positions that will help them to develop better postural control, better hand function and better communication and interaction with people around them. The equipment supports the child in positions that he cannot assume and maintain himself, and frees the therapist's hands to work with different parts of his body. At home, the equipment is used for the child to gain the experience of new positions on a daily basis, for half an hour or so at a time. It should be able to support the child almost as well as we could with our ...

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