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Understanding Cerebral Palsy : A Guide for Parents and Professionals - Marion Stanton

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

By: Marion Stanton, Joe Whittaker (Foreword by)

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An invaluable starting point for anyone encountering cerebral palsy for the first time, this book provides essential background information on causes, types and symptoms, as well as vital advice about the treatments, therapies and sources of support available. Practical tips on everyday considerations such as communication, diet and education will help parents achieve the best quality of life for their child. A final chapter explores options after compulsory education and how best to support a young person making the transition to independent adulthood. Using personal experience and case studies as sources of inspiration, as well as a comprehensive list of resources to signpost readers to further information, this positive handbook will help parents and professionals more fully understand cerebral palsy and the different options available to people with the condition.

Acknowledgementsp. 8
Forewordp. 9
An Introduction to Cerebral Palsyp. 11
Should Therapy and Treatment be your First Priority?p. 27
The Early Stagesp. 34
Management of Cerebral Palsyp. 44
Special Considerationsp. 79
Alternatives to Verbal Communicationp. 94
Day to Day lifep. 118
Complementary Therapyp. 131
Informal Support, Social Factors and Disadvantagep. 141
Educationp. 159
After School - What Next?p. 174
Useful Addresses and Contactsp. 189
Referencesp. 214
About the Authorp. 217
Indexp. 218
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ISBN: 9781849050609
ISBN-10: 1849050600
Series: Jkp Essentials
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 15th May 2012
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.5  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.4