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Cerebral Palsy: From Diagnosis to Adult Life – (Chapter 14 ebook) – Transition to adulthood

This chapter is part of Cerebral Palsy

Product Type: PDF (Sub-Section of Book)

ISBN: 9781908316523

Peter L. Rosenbaum (Co-Author), Lewis Rosenbloom (Co-Author)

Series: Mac Keith Press Practical Guides

Edition: 1st

Publication date: June 2012

Page count: 8

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 A highly readable and accessible overview of Cerebral Palsy (CP). 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 CP. 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.

Peter L. Rosenbaum (Co-Author)

Peter Rosenbaum is a Professor of Paediatrics at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada,
where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Childhood Disability, Mentoring and
Dissemination. He is co-founder of the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability

Lewis Rosenbloom (Co-Author)

Lewis Rosenbloom has been a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist since 1971. He holds
an honorary appointment to the Royal Liverpool Children's NHS Foundation Trust UK.
His special clinical, teaching and research interests are in paediatric neurodisability. He
has published widely on many aspects of cerebral palsy including feeding issues and
life expectation in disabled people.

  • Authors vii
  • Acknowledgements viii
  • Foreword by John Mantovani ix
  • Preface xi
  • 14 Transition to adulthood 161

(Full Book reviews) "If you are looking for a general guide on the broad topic of CP, in particular how to address parents, how to perhaps improve service, how to communicate diagnostic information, and what practical and research questions need to be studied, this book will offer an impressive panorama, with an empathetic attitude that the child and the parents should be the focus of all efforts." - Eugen Boltshauser, Neuropediatrics, 2012

"Cerebral Palsy: From Diagnosis to Adult LIfe provides practical advice on all aspects of cerebral palsy. The wisdom, compassion, and personal perspectives of the authors are evident in every chapter. The book should be compulsory reading for paediatricians, including trainees, and all those other health professionals that contribute to the management of individuals with cerebral palsy. But perhaps most importantly, it is also written in accessible language that will enable it to be useful for families and people with cerebral palsy themselves. Professor Rosenbaum and Dr Rosenbloom have achieved the difficult task of speaking equally to all readers, putting into practice the principles that they espouse in the text." - Dinah S Reddihough, DMCN, 2012

"This text affords readers a rich source of health information on cerebral palsy (CP) that is tied to the literature, currently available research evidence, and the authors' extensive clinical experience in paediatrics. The user-friendly text is pitched at an audience that includes general medical practitioners, therapists, and parents of children with CP." - David Hamilton, Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2013