Finnie's Handling the Young Child with Cerebral Palsy at Home / Edition 4

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The 4th edition of Finnie’s Handling the Young Child with Cerebral Palsy at Home has been updated to reflect the current practices of today. It aims to help parents assist their child with cerebral palsy (CP) towards achieving the most comfortable independence in all activities. It is hoped to show how, by using typical parenting skills, which involve guiding and exposing a child to develop through challenging experiences, the child with CP will also develop. The book is also intended to help professionals and other carers new to this field understand, support and encourage young children with CP and their families.

Over the years since the first edition of this book was written ideas on appropriate therapies have changed and developed. Similarly opinion on early intervention has changed and the method of delivery of service has in some places moved from centralisation to home-based or community provision. The emphasis of this new edition however remains on a holistic approach to the child's needs seeing the difficulties in relation to the overall development of the child as a unique person from childhood to adulthood.

• Assessment procedures and prediction of future abilities
• Management of problems (including medication if appropriate) such as epilepsy, constipation, eneurisis, nourishment, difficulty with sleeping, crying, temper tantrums, sensory deficits and deformity
• Stimulation, fitness, problem solving, compensatory strategies and ease of management

• New chapters include Neuroimaging, Epilepsy, Emotional health, Orthotics, Spasticity management, and Complementary and alternative medicine
• Over 460 revised illustrations showing different pieces of equipment which may be helpful and ways of holding and moving a child with cerebral palsy
• Chapters on Sleeping, Feeding, Lifting and Carrying, Toileting, Communication and Fine motor movement have been completely re-written by a professional specialising in the particular field

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The information in the fourth edition of Finnie’s Handling the Young Child with Cerebral Palsy at Home has been extensively rewritten and much new information has been added. Throughout the book the emphasis has been changed from infant to child and the way problems and interventions change as the child grows. Overall the book is very well done and clearly written, definitely worth getting the new edition in consumer health libraries.

Consumer Connection, September 2009

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750688109
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/22/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 396
  • Sales rank: 1,314,365
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication List of contributors Foreword by Philippa Russell Acknowledgements Introduction Suggestions on how to use this book

Chapter 1 Communication between parents and professionals - Revised by E Bower Chapter 2 Preparing for and coping with hospital appointments, assessments and admissions - C Fitzgerald & T Kerr Elliott Chapter 3 Medical aspects of cerebral palsy: causes, associated problems and management - D Reddihough Chapter 4 The role of different brain-imaging techniques in the diagnosis of cerebral palsy - I Krägeloh-Mann & M Wilke Chapter 5 Epilepsy in cerebral palsy - R Guerrini & S Pellacani Chapter 6 Parents’ problems - J Bavin & E Bower Chapter 7 Learning and behaviour: the psychologist’s role - M Gardner Chapter 8 Emotional health - C Laver-Bradbury Chapter 9 Parents’ contribution to early learning: developing a dialogue using touch, sight, hearing and communication - Revised by E Bower Chapter 10 Understanding movement, both typical and in the child with cerebral palsy - Revised by E Bower Chapter 11 Handling - Revised by E Bower Chapter 12 Sleeping - J Beaumont Chapter 13 Feeding - H Cockerill Chapter 14 Lifting and carrying - J Graham Chapter 15 Toilet training - AJ Wright & R Kelly Chapter 16 Bathing - Revised by E Bower Chapter 17 Dressing - Revised by E Bower Chapter 18 Communication - H Cockerill Chapter 19 Hand function and fine motor activities - D Green Chapter 20 Gross motor development in children with cerebral palsy: what do we know, and how may that knowledge help? - P Rosenbaum Chapter 21 Chairs, pushchairs and car seats - Revised by E Bower Chapter 22 Aids to mobility - Revised by E Bower Chapter 23 Play - Revised by E Bower Chapter 24 Leisure and fitness - Revised by E Bower Chapter 25 Deformity: growth and the problems of getting taller - D Scrutton Chapter 26 Orthoses and Children with cerebral palsy - C Morris Chapter 27 Spasticity - DS Roy & JF McLaughlin Chapter 28 Complementary and alternative medicine in cerebral palsy - M Bower

Appendix 1: An overview of the first five stages of sensorimotor development in a child with typical movement Appendix 2: A typical child's gross motor development Appendix 3: Validated measures of motor development and function which can be used for children with cerebral palsy Appendix 4: Using the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) for intervention planning in children 0-5 years Appendix 5: Glossary of some of the terms used by therapists


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