ISBN 9780761935605,Children With Cerebral Palsy : A Manual for Therapists, Parents and Community Workers

Children With Cerebral Palsy : A Manual for Therapists, Parents and Community Workers


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780761935605

ISBN-10 0761935606


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)

Social work

WORKERS, 2ND EDITION (PAPERBACK) PRICE: RS.595 A large number of children in developing countries are born with or develop cerebral palsy. The problem is made worse by inadequate knowledge and treatment facilities. As a result, thousands of children with cerebral palsy live in burdensome dependence upon their families. This tragic situation can be avoided to a great extent by giving treatment early in the child?s life and also by guiding families on how to manage the children in ways that help them become independent. This book is a practical guide designed to help therapists and community workers understand and effectively treat children with cerebral palsy. It focuses on - adequately assessing children with cerebral palsy; - designing treatment programmes that can be carried out in partnership with parents and community workers; - assessing and managing eating and drinking difficulties; - making simple and cost-effective equipment; - designing appropriate play activities during therapy; - evaluating and dealing with sensory integration problems in children with cerebral palsy; and - closer integration of theory and practical skills. Table of Contents Introduction What is Cerebral Palsy and How does it affect Children? Assessing a Child with Cerebral Palsy Contractures and Deformities Principles of Treatment Child, Family and Therapist working as a Team Useful Equipment at a Treatment Centre and at Home Sensory Integration problems in Children with Cerebral Palsy ANNIE BROZAITIS Assessment and Management of Eating and Drinking difficulties MARIAN BROWNE Appendix A: How to make Equipment from Appropriate Paper-based Technology (APT) JEAN WESTMACOTT Appendix B: Choosing appropriate play activities to Engage a Child`s active involvement in Therapy Index