What is cerebral palsy and how does it affect children? -- Assessing a child with cerebral palsy: observing and handling -- Assessing a child with cerebral palsy: analysis of observations -- 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.
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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 chi.