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.
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