Since the first edition of this book was published in 1984 the intensive debates about the ‘correct’ method of treatment for children with cerebral palsy have been resolved and it is now possible to describe what is generally agreed to be the optimal approach. This entirely rewritten new edition describes the most up-to-date thinking, with two new editors from America and Australia reflecting the worldwide picture. Coverage includes the coordination of care and the management team; the types of cerebral palsy; assessment; goal-setting; learning and neural plasticity; global therapeutic approaches as well as more focused (topical) therapies; the mechanisms of deformity, its prevention and treatment; and the transition to adult life. This book details the advancement of the subject from 1984 to 2002.
Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 161
Foreword Martin Bax and David Scrutton
1. The family’s needs: coordination of care and the management team Peter Rosenbaum
2. The types of cerebral palsy
3. Multidisciplinary Roslyn Boyd
4. Goal setting and outcome measures Eva Bower
5. Global therapeutic approaches and the evolving role of physical therapy Margaret Mayston
6. Learning and neural plasticity Mary Galea
7. Focussed therapeutic approaches Diane Damiano
8. Mechanisms of deformity H. K. Graham
9. Prevention of deformity Aidan Cosgrove
10. Treatment and management of hypertonia Jean-Pierre Lin
11. Transition to adulthood Sue Edwards
12. Prospects for the future Murray Goldstein
'Therapists, trainee and established neurodevelopmental paediatricians and paediatric neurologists will all find this text an extremely useful and thorough grounding in this subject. … very useful when talking to parents and older children about their difficulties and any proposed management plan.'
European Journal of Paediatric Neurology
'… this will be an essential book for all those who are managing the health and development of these children.'
New Medical World Weekly