October 1973

Physical Therapy Services in the Developmental Disabilities

Author Affiliations

University of Rochester Medical Center 260 Crittenden Blvd Rochester, NY 14642


By Paul H Pearson, MD, MPH, Carol Ethun Williams, RPT. Price, $18.75. Pp 460. Charles C Thomas Publisher, Springfield, Ill, 1972

Am J Dis Child. 1973;126(4):566. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.02110190462033

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This book is intended for physicians and physical therapists who deal with children with developmental disabilities and who are interested in expanding physical therapy services for such children. The title of the book is a bit restrictive, as much of the material would probably be of interest to many occupational therapists. There are 11 contributors to this volume, and they represent a variety of health and educational disciplines, as well as being international. Two of the contributors also serve as editors. Dr. Pearson is the Director of the Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Miss Williams was formerly a physical therapy consultant to the US Public Health Service.

The emphasis in the book is generally on cerebral palsy, but other disabilities are also mentioned. The heart of the book is the three chapters on treatment, which deal with the methods developed by the Bobaths,

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