First published in 1977, this book focuses on the disability of spina bifida in children. Children with the condition frequently suffer with severe physical handicaps such as lower limb paralysis and incontinence, as well as intellectual impairment. It can be difficult for the families of these multiply handicapped children and they often require the help of professionals from many disciplines. In this book, the authors focus on practical suggestions for alleviating many of the problems brought about by the condition. Their suggestions are designed to help parents, as well as professionals.
Acknowledgements; Authors’ Acknowledgements; Introduction 1. Medical Aspects 2. Families with a Spina Bifida Child 3. Abilities, Attainments and Schooling 4. The Child and the Adolescent In Society; Appendicies