A Complete Guide for CaregivingBook - 2017
"When their child has cerebral palsy, parents need answers. They seek up-to-date advice they can count on to make sure their child has the best possible health and well-being ... [This] new edition is thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest medical thinking, including advances in diagnosis, treatment, and terminology. Every chapter includes new content on topics ranging from genetics to pain, temperature control, palliative care, why growth suppression is sometimes recommended, the Affordable Care Act, and how to make it easier for siblings to cope. Chapter 8 has been entirely rewritten to better help adolescents prepare for the transition to adulthood. New classification systems, such as the gross motor function classification system and the Functional Mobility System, are described and explained. And a number of emerging therapies -- including marijuana oil, cord blood transfusion, deep brain stimulation, epilepsy surgery, and growing spinal rods -- are explored. Intended for parents, grandparents, teachers, therapists, and others who care for and about people with cerebral palsy and cerebral palsy-like conditions, this is an essential and compassionate guide."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland :, Johns Hopkins University Press,, 
Edition: Third edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: xii, 479 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm