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Handling the Young Cerebral Palsied Child at Home
Handling the Young Cerebral Palsied Child at Home Author:Nancie R. Finnie Author, Nancie R. Finnie Deputy Principal, The Western Cerebral Palsy Centre, London — Here is an indispensable guide for parents and for nurses, therapists, and others involved in caring for young cerebral palsied children. — Because parents are most intimately concerned in the handling and training of their child, and because successful trea... more »tment depends so greatly on their full collaboration, this book has been written primarily for them. It explains, in simple terms, aided by 165 drawings, how such full collaboration can be achieved.
Since no two children with cerebral palsy have the same problems--they may be spastic, athetoid,ataxic,or flaccid--"Handling the Young Cerebral Palsied Child At Home" covers those difficulties which are most common and describes the various means to counter these difficulties in everyday activities. Included are chapters on bathing, toilet-training, dressing, feeding,play among others.The author is convinced that if the young cerebral palsied child is to be helped toward maximum independence and a fuller life,it is essential that parents should not only be told how to handle their child but should have a clear understanding of the reasons for their child's difficulties.« less