September 11, 1948

Help Them Help Themselves

JAMA. 1948;138(2):164. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900020060035

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This book deals with the problems of the management of the child with cerebral palsy, in the fields of education, physical therapy, cccupational therapy, speech therapy and general hygiene. In addition to a short review of the literature relating to some of the medical aspects of the problem of cerebral palsy, the book attempts to give some of the specific technics which may be employed in the training of the child. The most authoritative section of the therapies deals with speech training, in which the author is especially qualified. The book is of, definite value to mothers who are attempting to train their children at home without benefit of medical direction, but may also be of value to some of the lay workers, nurses and therapists working with these children. The subject matter is illustrated by pictures, which, unfortunately, have suffered in clarity in reproduction. In all other manners, however,

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