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Book and Media Reviews
January 19, 2011

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for People With Cerebral Palsy: A Problem-Based Approach to Assessment and Management

JAMA. 2011;305(3):306-309. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.2004

Although the primary target audience for this book is physical and occupational therapists and students, it can be of practical importance and service to physicians and other clinicians. It is primarily intended to be a guide for individuals with cerebral palsy and their families or caregivers. The editors and contributors are highly respected clinicians and researchers within the international community of cerebral palsy practitioners. The book is well organized and uses a clinical reasoning approach that can assist students in the development of problem-solving skills. Its focus on case studies makes it interesting and understandable for families and laypersons. Outcome measurements are described using the International Classification of Functioning, as described by the World Health Organization.1 The book's contributors are from Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom; therefore, some of the terminology occasionally differs from that used in the United States (eg, physiotherapy as opposed to physical therapy).