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 complex
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 significant
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 decreased,
a significant font of hope has decreased for parents of young children
Dr. Miller’s valuable resource helps members of the medical team navigate the complexity of cerebral palsy care by explaining unfamiliar treatments that fall outside of their own disciplines.
Readers also benefit from a review of current practices in their own fields.
Includes recommended treatment algorithms and is designed to help improve decision making.
Written in a very conversational style and illustrated with lots of color the volume provides rehabilitational (part 1) and surgical aspects (part 2).
Accomplished by a CD-ROM which provides lots of case studies - including walking analysis.
The most comprehensive title on this topic written by a leading expert.