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Treatment of Cerebral Palsy and Motor Delay

Treatment of Cerebral Palsy and Motor Delay

Sophie Levitt, Anne Addison

ISBN: 978-1-119-37359-9

Oct 2018, Wiley-Blackwell

472 pages

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Treatment of Cerebral Palsy and Motor Delay is a highly practical, easy-to-read resource for all paediatric practitioners and students working with the developmental abilities and difficulties of children, providing a thorough overview of cerebral palsy and its treatment. 
The sixth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to integrate the latest evidence-base on motor control and motor learning, whilst still retaining Sophie Levitt's eclectic, holistic and functional approach. It includes greater detail on paediatric occupational therapy, classification systems, the latest systematic reviews of research, as well as an expanded chapter on adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy.  The chapter on equipment has also been increased so as to be of further relevance to occupational therapists.
Supported by clear diagrams and photographs, as well as summaries to consolidate learning, it outlines therapeutic approaches and suggests treatment and management options, providing a wealth of practical information. The book promotes positive relationships between therapists, people with cerebral palsy and their families.
Treatment of Cerebral Palsy and Motor Delay is a highly practical, easy-to-read resource for all paediatric practitioners and students working with the developmental abilities and difficulties of children, providing a thorough overview of cerebral palsy and its treatment. 

The sixth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to integrate the latest evidence-base on motor control and motor learning, whilst still retaining Sophie Levitt's eclectic, holistic and functional approach. It includes greater detail on paediatric occupational therapy, classification systems, the latest systematic reviews of research, as well as an expanded chapter on adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy.  The chapter on equipment has also been increased so as to be of further relevance to occupational therapists.

Supported by clear diagrams and photographs, as well as summaries to consolidate learning, it outlines therapeutic approaches and suggests treatment and management options, providing a wealth of practical information. The book promotes positive relationships between therapists, people with cerebral palsy and their families.
 

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Preface

Acknowledgements

1. The clinical picture for therapy and management

2. A collaborative learning approach

3. Learning motor function

4. Adolescents and adults

5. Outline of treatment approaches

6. Evidence-based practice

7. Synthesis of treatment approaches

8. Assessment for therapy and management

9. Treatment procedures and management

10. Function and the child’s daily life

11. Therapeutic group work

12. Management of deformities

13. Assessment, prescription and provision of equipment

Appendix 1 Developmental levels

Appendix 2 Useful organizations

“It is a pleasure to welcome the sixth edition of this book. It is the distillation of the knowledge and practice of two distinguished therapists who have wide experience in all aspects of evaluating and treating children and young people with motor disorders, particularly cerebral palsy… This book remains essential for those managing children with disability.” – Dr Lewis Rosenbloom, Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK.