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Cerebral Palsy: A Complete Guide for Caregiving, for Family Members and Health Care Professionals
by Freeman Miller, M.D. and Steven J. Bachrach, M.D., published in 1994, by Johns Hopkins University Press. This book offers a handbook on Cerebral Palsy for family members, caregivers and health care professionals. This book includes information about Cerebral Palsy, but also, information on early child development, medical problems and development, how the health care system works, navigating the educational system, financing care for the disabled child and an entire section on caregiving advice. This book is available through John Hopkins Press.
Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Parents Guide
By Elaine Gerlais, Editor
This book is written with the intention to be the first book a parent with a child with Cerebral Palsy should read. The book covers, "What is Cerebral Palsy, Adjusting to Your Child's Disability, Medical Concerns and Treatment and Daily Care."
Fine Motor Skills in Children With Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Maryanne Bruni
This book is focused on the development of fine motor skills in children, the process of learning these skills, building these skills in your child through stability, coordination, and sensation by developing dexterity with many activity suggestions. This book will be very useful for the parent of a child with Cerebral Palsy. This book is available through Woodbine House
From Where I Sit: Making My Way With Cerebral Palsy
by Shelley Nixon.
This book is an open and honest account of a young woman's childhood and adolescence. The fact that she has to face life with Cerebral Palsy is just part of the books message and so she shows that life is about all the things important to oneself, such as friendships and family and one can embrace one's own abilities.
Gross Motor Skills in Children With Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Patricia C. Winders.
The focus of this handbook is developing the skills for walking. There is also a chapter on walking on uneven surfaces. Learning these motor skills is also very important for the child with Cerebral Palsy, so this is a good source for finding activities to help one's child learn how to use gross motor shills. This book is available through Woodbine House.
Keys to Parenting a Child With Cerebral Palsy (Barron's Parenting Keys)
by Jane Faulkner Leonard, Margaret E. Myers, Sherri Lynn Cadenhead.
"A good introduction for parents involved in care of a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Easy to read, this book makes a great gift too." "Raising a child with cerebral palsy can be a challenging but enlightening journey. Here's a practical resource for parents who wish to understand cerebral palsy, deal with their feelings, balance family relationships, and plan for their child's future. Here, too, is advice on finding resources and developing a child's full potential. This guide is filled with encouragement for parents as they work toward integrating their child into society."
The Official Parent's Sourcebook on Cerebral Palsy: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age
by James N. Parker and Philip M. Parker (Editors).
This book offers basic suggestions for researching cerebral palsy (e.g. finding guidelines on diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis) that are followed by a number of topics, including organizations, associations, or other patient networks dedicated to cerebral palsy. The book also includes resources for research dedicated to cerebral palsy such as contact names, links via the Internet, and summaries. This book is available through Amazon.com
Teaching Motor Skills to Children With Cerebral Palsy And Similar Movement Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Sieglinde Martin (Paperback - Jul 19, 2006)
This book covers teaching motor skills to children with activities. It begins with how motor skills develop, what can be the obstacles, and then in-depth how you can help your child develop the skills. There are sections on balance, which is a great help for the person with Cerebral Palsy. This book is available through Amazon.com.