Cerebral Palsy: From Diagnosis to Adult Life


A highly readable and accessible overview of Cerebral Palsy. The book has been designed to provide readers with an understanding of Cerebral Palsy as a developmental as well as a neurological condition.

It details the nature of Cerebral Palsy, 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 Cerebral Palsy 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 Cerebral Palsy, 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.

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