December 1967

Behaviour Problems Amongst Children With Cerebral Palsy.

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By Maureen Oswin. Price, $4.98. Pp 90. The William & Wilkins Co., 428 E Preston St, Baltimore, Md 21202, 1967.

Am J Dis Child. 1967;114(6):706. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1967.02090270162032

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This small paperback is written by a teacher who has worked with cerebral palsied children. Written from the standpoint of the children afflicted, it is an excellent treatise for selected personnel in special education, physical therapy, nursing, etc. It furnishes a good background understanding of the child with cerebral palsy and the "normal" problems he encounters in early life which cause him to develop symptoms, which interfere with his learning and social adjustment.

While there are excellent case descriptions, they are too numerous (and the print almost too small to read!). There is a chapter that has many suggestions for teachers working with this group of children. However, the average pediatrician would not find the case descriptions unusual or the suggested solutions for teachers interesting unless he is involved in a cerebral palsy center himself. For such pediatricians, this book is worth reading.

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