Cerebral palsy : from diagnosis to adult life /
Peter Rosenbaum and Lewis Rosenbloom.
London : Mac Keith Press, 2012.
xiii, 210 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
1908316500, 9781908316509
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London : Mac Keith Press, 2012.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Doody's Reviews, September 2012
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The book has been designed to provide readers with an understanding of cerebral palsy (CP) as a developmental as well as a neurological condition. It details the nature of CP, its causes and its clinical manifestations. Using clear, accessible language (supported by an extensive glossary) the authors have blended current science with metaphor both to explain the biomedical underpinnings of CP and to share their awareness that there is much that can be done to promote child and family development, enhance the capabilities of young people with CP, empower their families, and chart a course into adulthood. The authors have reviewed classification and have emphasised the wide range of functional impairments that are seen in both children and adults with cerebral palsy. In doing so they have used the ICF framework and have described the range of interventions that may be applicable to people with cerebral palsy whilst emphasising that the condition is lifelong and that promotion of adaptation is a key component to understanding its nature and effects. Essential reading for parents and carers of those with cerebral palsy, clinicians, paediatricians, neurologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
Table of Contents
Authorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Cerebral Palsy - Background Perspectives
What is cerebral palsy?p. 3
Epidemiology: patterns and causes of cerebral palsyp. 14
Aetiological considerationsp. 28
How is cerebral palsy categorized, why is this done and what are the potential pitfalls?p. 39
What does the designation 'cerebral palsy' tell us, and how does this relate to other developmental and neurological disabilities?p. 51
Contextual Factors and Critical Thinking
Evaluating evidencep. 59
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Healthp. 70
Cerebral palsy and the familyp. 76
Clinical Perspectives in Cerebral Palsy
Clinical recognition, diagnosis and assessment of children with cerebral palsyp. 89
Principles of interventionsp. 102
Interventions: orthodox and heterodox. A perspective on issues in 'treatment'p. 115
Therapists and therapies in cerebral palsyp. 124
Outcomes in Childhood and Beyond
Outcomesp. 151
Transition to adulthoodp. 161
Adult functioningp. 169
Glossaryp. 181
Appendicesp. 189
Indexp. 201
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