Families are profoundly affected by a child's brain injury, and their participation and support play a critical role in the child’s adjustment and ongoing development. As such, today's literature contains a growing number of studies that document the importance of the family's role in the child's recovery.
Edited by two experts from the cerebral palsy unit at the distinguished SARAH Network of Hospitals in Brasilia, Brazil, this book is designed for rehabilitation professionals and provides important guidelines for training parents and involving the family in the rehabilitation process.
Including 200 line figures representing SARAH's novel neurodevelopmental exercises, as well as a CD-ROM with printable versions of all neurodevelopmental exercises included in the book, as well as some additional ones, The Child with Traumatic Brain Injury or Cerebral Palsy prepares rehabilitation professionals for training the family to perform, at home, a rehabilitation program developed by an interdisciplinary team.
Clearly presented and easy to follow, this important work will appeal to physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, speech therapists/teachers and all professionals who care for children with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and developmental delay.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Basic Principles for the Training of the Family. The Child with Brain Injury. Creating a Program of Neurodevelopment: Instructions for Using The Illustrated Manual Motor Development. Cognitive Development. Visuo-Motor Development. Development of Independence in Daily Life Activities. Language and Communication. Socialization and the Educational Process of the Child with Brain Injury. The Orthopaedic Approach and Participation of the Family. The Family of the Child with Brain Injury
'The text is crystal clear with excellent diagrams. Step by step, the combined professions have described their work throughout the childhood dysfunctions of these bewildering conditions. Here at last, we now have a textbook and training manual of outstanding and sparkling merit.' – Robert B. Duthie, CBE, MA (Oxon), ChM, FRCS, FACS, DSc (Hon), Professor Emeritus, University of Oxford, UK
'We prize this book not only for its scientific expertise but also for the powerful clinical message it conveys: listen to parents and integrate their knowledge and subjectivity into the rehabilitation process.' – Francois Gaillard, Neuropsychologist and Professor, Lausanne University, Switzerland
'This original and enthusiastic book merits a distinguished place in all rehabilitation centres for children with cerebral palsy or traumatic brain injury.' – Georges Dellatolas, MD, PhD, INSERM, Paris, France