February 1968

Behaviour Problems Amongst Children With Cerebral Palsy.

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By Maureen Oswin, Pp 89. Price, $4.85. Williams & Wilkins Co., 428 E Preston St, Baltimore 21202, 1967.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1968;18(2):254-255. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1968.01740020126018

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The author has attempted to provide an overview of etiology, as well as emotional and social manifestations of cerebral palsy, within the scope of 90 pages. As an introduction or first glance into the problems of cerebral palsy, the book provides quick, concise, but often oversimplified information. More often, the author appears to have been acquainted with case histories of children who required rehabilitation in a combined hospital and school program, rather than outpatient services for patients living at home in the community.

As a handbook for use by teachers, counselors, etc, it is a beginning look into the multiple problems which can and should be evaluated and explored. Many of the chapters are direct and to the point. In discussing "The Handicap as a Cause of the Problem," Miss Oswin lists frustration, fears, speech defects, hearing losses, fatigue, inability to play, distractability, and perception disorders, plus a few

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