Cerebral Palsy

  • Freeman¬†Miller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Cerebral Palsy Management

  3. Rehabilitation Techniques

    1. Elizabeth Jeanson
      Pages 805-806
    2. Diane Damiano
      Pages 806-808
    3. Betsy Mullan
      Pages 808-809
    4. Adam J. Rush
      Pages 809-810
    5. Stacey Travis
      Pages 810-811
    6. Jesse Hanlon, Mozghan Hines
      Pages 811-818
    7. Mary Bolton
      Pages 818-821
    8. Denise Peischl, Liz Koczur, Carrie Strine
      Pages 821-828

About this book

Introduction

Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition that affects the individual, family, and immediate community. Therefore, the goal of allowing the individual with cerebral palsy to live life with the least impact of the disability requires c- plex attention to the individual and the family. Furthermore, society needs to be sensitive and to accommodate individuals with disabilities by limiting architectural impediments and providing accessible public transportation and communication. The educational system provides the key means for helping the individual prepare to function in society to his or her maximum ability. In many ways, the medical care system probably has the least sign- icant role in preparing the child with cerebral palsy to function optimally in society. However, the medical care system is the place where parents first learn that their child has developmental issues outside the expected norm. It is almost universally the place where parents also expect the child to be made normal in our modern society. In earlier times, the parents would expect healing to possibly come from the doctor, but also they would place hope for healing in religion. As this belief in spiritual or miraculous healing has - creased, a significant font of hope has decreased for parents of young ch- dren with disabilities.

Keywords

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Authors and affiliations

  • Freeman¬†Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Alfred I. duPont Hospital for ChildrenNemours FoundationWilmingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b138647
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-20437-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-27124-8
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