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Handling the Young Child with Cerebral Palsy at Home, 1e Paperback – September 3, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0750605793 ISBN-10: 0750605790 Edition: 3 Sub

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 3 Sub edition (September 3, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750605790
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750605793
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,092,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Most useful update. Well presented and readable." Moira Helm, Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy, Christ Church University College, Canterbury, UK.
information is directed at parents or carers but could be used by anyone involved in the management of cerebral palsy. It is very comprehensive, more likely to be used as reference material than read all at once. The information is detailed and needs careful study to gain full insight into the practicalities. The book is a very helpful adjunct to any therapist explaining aspects of cerebral palsy to a parent, but on its own it may appeal most to an inquiring literate carer.

It is well set out, and easy to read with summaries and footnotes in each chapter and clearly illustrated diagrams. It gives a very complete picture of all the areas to be considered... This book is a good source of practical suggestions and sound background information for any parent or professional interested in cerebral palsy.
It is an extremely useful book, easy to dip into, and I would definitely recommend its use in any home, therapy department or clinic. The level of information gives the reader opportunity to understand the background of the approach to handling cerebral palsy and is therefore encouraging and hopeful in preparing a baby or child for the future. It motivates readers to consider just how much can be done to help a child with cerebral palsy."Physiotherapy

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In order to help the young cerebral palsied child toward maximum independence and a fuller life, it is essential that parents and carers should know how to handle their child and have a clear understanding of the reasons for the child's difficulties. No two children with cerebral palsy have the same problems and this book deals with those commonly met, and the various ways in which they can be modified working with everyday activities.The long awaited new edition of this classic, popular text has been completely revised and expanded to include a profusion of new information for parents. Since the first edition was published, ideas on appropriate therapies have changed and developed, new concepts underpinning therapeutic intervention have evolved. Similarly opinion on early intervention with therapeutic programmes has changed and the method of delivery of service has moved away from centralisation to home based or community provision. This new edition takes full account of these changes.The fundamental approach however, remains the same and the emphasis throughout the text is on a holistic approach to the child's needs. Also the concept of handling, developed by Berti and Karel Bobath continues to form the basis of each of the chapters. Throughout the book the methods and ideas proposed indicate ways in which parents can handle their child to enable him to practice newly acquired motor skills throughout the day.Written primarily for parents the third edition of Handling the Young Child with Cerebral Palsy at Home will also provide an invaluable resource for all those involved in helping the child with cerebral palsy towards achieving his or her potential for independence in movement and functional activities.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 25, 2003
Format: Paperback
I'd been a special education teacher before our son was born, then served for 15 years as a Developmental Disabilities Specialist (mental health DD case manager). Now I'm back with special education, and our son, who has multiple developmental disabilities himself, is doing wonderfully. I came across Nancie's book by chance when our son was 1 year old when an OT checked in Nancie's book in my presence. After seeing how valuable it was (it was used as a text book at PSU at the time) I determined I would not go home (two hours away) until I owned a copy! That was an excellent decision.
Even after 20 years, I still useNancie's book. I recommend her book to everyone who loves, lives with, or works with young people with ANY type of motor impairment. It has many useful applications. For instance, it describes ways to play, set up a room, cope, physical handling, toileting, eating, sleep, ways to make stuff inexpensively, enjoy, and it also describes typical development, grief, and growth. Her illustrations are simply and convey useful information in realistic situations. Nancie writes forthrightfully and constructively. Challenging, too, in a bracing manner. There is no wallowing in pity or mincing of words. Yet, in all of this, Nancie conveys positive acceptance, focuses on forward movement, and she somehow shares that disabilities, after all, are part of all that is normal. Then she sets about showing you how to teach, love, and care for a child.
If you want an informative, practical "how to," this is the book you want. I've always felt, as a parent, that this book is something like having a PT/OT/friend/teacher/mentor in my pocket. That is in spite of being a special educator, myself. Someone who supposedly knows what to do. Sorry, no one is prepared for everything that can happen.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 23, 2003
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I read this book when my son was first diagnosed with CP 10 years ago. It contained a wealth of useful information but also contained information on how a "normal" baby/child would develop. I did not care for that portion of the book although I understand the authors reasoning in so doing. I also read the book Children with Cerebral Palsy -- I found it easier to read.
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Apparently this book has been taken over as a textbook, so the price is now higher than I think a guide for parents should be. I am a the mother of a 2.5 year old with moderate-severe cerebral palsy. I've had it for about a year and so far I haven't really found it that helpful. Most of the position ideas and activities presented have been above my child's level of functioning. Isn't that a big downer?! I have found this to be true of most books on the subject. There is so much that can be done for kids like mine. It would be nice to have a book that would go into detail about how to interact and engage the more severe kids. The most helpful resource I've found so far is the movie "My Left Foot".
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