Cerebral Palsy: Science and Clinical Practice – Chapter 22: Resources for People with Cerebral Palsy and Their Families (ebook)


Chapter 22 of the book – Resources for People with Cerebral Palsy and Their Families

Peter Rosenbaum and Christopher Morris

The intention of this chapter is to offer some perspectives for professional colleagues who work with children and adults with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families. We have tried to reflect on some of the common resource elements that parents, and adults with CP, might need as they negotiate this complex and usually unknown world. Drawing on the literature, our own experience, and especially the voices of parents and adults with CP, we outline several resources that we believe can be helpful to professionals working with people with CP (and of course other neurodisabilities).

About the complete book

This landmark title considers all aspects of cerebral palsy from the causes to clinical problems and their implications for individuals. An international team of experts provides clinicians and researchers with key information on the mechanisms underlying impairments in movement, development, cognition, communication, vision, feeding, behaviour, sexuality, and musculoskeletal deformities.  They present a wide range of person-centred assessment approaches, including clinical evaluation, measurement scales, neuroimaging and gait analysis. The principles of multi-disciplinary management are presented, in terms of therapist intervention, medication and surgery. The perspective of the book spans the lifelong course of cerebral palsy, taking into account worldwide differences in socio-economic and cultural factors. Many chapters are illustrated with clinical vignettes enabling direct translation into practice. Full integrated colour, with extensive cross-referencing make this a highly attractive and useful reference.

Readership: Paediatric neurologists, developmental paediatricians, rehabilitation doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, child psychiatrists, physiotherapists speech and language therapists psychologists, occupational therapists and other health and educational professionals.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series.