Children with Spina Bifida: A Parents’ Guide

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Thoroughly revised and updated, this compassionate and comprehensive guide covers the medical, therapeutic and educational issues that arise from birth to age six. Chapters focus on specific issues, such as: ? Causes of spina bifida ? Prenatal diagnosis ? Neurosurgery ? Urological & bowel management ? Orthopedic concerns ? Physical therapy ? Common medical problems ? Development ? Day-to-day parenting issues ? Education & accommodations ? A child’s emotional health ? Legal rights & hurdles ? Perspectives from adolescents & adults with spina bifida New to this edition is the latest information on research and medical advancements, including prenatal testing and surgery; new treatments & medications; the link between low folic acid levels and spina bifida; new rating systems for assessing mobility; an overview of orthotics & wheelchair options; changes to federal education law (IDEA); and much more. Resource guide and glossary included.

  • Editura: Woodbine House
  • Anul aparitiei: 2007
  • ISBN: 9781890627775
  • Numar de pagini: 395
  • Categorie: Family

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