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Book Reviews
May 1936

New Pathways for Children with Cerebral Palsy.

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By Rogers and Thomas. Price, $2.50. Pp. 167, with 11 illustrations. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1935.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;51(5):1249-1250. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.01970170245018

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Abstract

This book emphasizes the nonsurgical management of children with cerebral palsy and especially pertains to those of normal intelligence. It was written by the Camp Director and the Director of Therapeutics of Robin Hood's Barn, a camp for children with cerebral palsy.

A large part of the book is devoted to the detailed methods used in aiding the intelligence and emotional development of the children. Methods of muscle training with play; lists of toys; various types of apparatus used; suggestions for the children's rooms, and ways of bringing to the spastic child the things that all normal children enjoy are fully discussed.

A discussion of the attitude to be cultivated toward spastic children makes up an important part of the book. Rogers and Thomas emphasize that medicine and surgical treatment cannot make these children normal and that in order to secure the proper mental development special methods of bringing them

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