In the United States, nearly 3000 children a year are born with neural tube defects. Of these, about half have myelomeningocele, the most common form of spina bifida. Parents of these special children need a text that provides them with information in an easy-to-understand, nonfrightening, supportive way. With Children with Spina Bifida, Woodbine House once again proves its commitment to parents of children with special needs. Edited by Lutkenhoff (who coedited SPINAbilities: A Young Person's Guide to Spina Bifida), the book follows Woodbine House's well-established format of reader-friendly chapters written by noted professionals or fellow parents. Each chapter closes with insights from other parents. The chapters deal with issues parents will face, from prenatal diagnosis to adulthood--legal issues, education, health concerns, treatments, therapies, and causes. The extensive Resource Guide at the back of the book is remarkable, and is, by itself, well worth the cost of the book. This is an essential purchase for all parenting and consumer health collections.--KellyJo Houtz Griffin, Auburn, WA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.