Management of the motor disorders of children with cerebral palsy
There are many approaches to the management of cerebral palsy, and few people are conversant with them all. They are markedly different, and a ... Show synopsis There are many approaches to the management of cerebral palsy, and few people are conversant with them all. They are markedly different, and a decision to opt for one treatment rather than another can significantly alter the life of the child and his or her family. As yet there is insufficient evidence to allow a critical comparison of their efficacy or suitability for any particular child. Consequently, the editor has to invited six leading practitioners to discuss their views on treatment. Their approaches typify the different types of treatment and cover the range of opinions generally encountered. The book deliberately avoids criticism of the various schools of thought, allowing the authors to make their own cases for the reader to assess. In the introduction, the editor discusses some of the problems of treating cerebral-palsied children and of deciding what are the optimum treatment aims for a child. He also highlights some of the major criteria by which the various approaches may be compared.