Marion Stanton's book is an invaluable guide for all parents and guardians who are learning to care for a child with cerebral palsy. She highlights the positive experiences and emphasises the common parental wish to raise a bright, confident and happy child, whatever the obstacles. The book covers the early stages of cerebral palsy, choice of therapy and treatment, management of everyday life, education, informal support and social factors, legal rights and benefits, and planning for adulthood. There is also a fully updated and comprehensive reference section. With new research, changes in the benefits system and support networks, this will be a welcome and essential new edition.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
A fully comprehensive and practical guide to an illness that one in every 400 children is born withFrom the Back Cover:
A compassionate and comprehensive guide from one parent to others
One in every 400 children born in the UK has cerebral palsy. For Marion Stanton, it was a bewildering time when she was told her son's condition; she didn't know where to access information and had little idea what the future held. Her journey through the health, legal and education systems has been difficult and frustrating at times, but has also provided a wealth of knowledge that can now help others who are in the same situation.
The Cerebral Palsy Handbook offers clear and practical information for parents and carers. It covers:
- the early stages, when cerebral palsy is first diagnosed
- day-to-day care
- types of treatment available, including complementary therapies
- support networks
- school - and what next after school
- legal rights and benefits
Marion Stanton is a qualified special needs teacher and mother of three children. She has co-founded an early learning group for children with disabilities, and is an active member of the Alliance for Inclusive Education.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Ebury Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. 8.50x5.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0091876761
Book Description Random House UK, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3rd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091876761
Book Description Random House UK, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091876761
Book Description Random House UK, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091876761
Book Description Random House UK, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-004-16-5717005
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800918767601.0