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Can I tell you about Cerebral Palsy? A guide for friends, family and professionals

by Marion Stanton Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
01/2014
ISBN:
9781849054645
Format:
Pbk 64 pages
Price:
AU$19.99 NZ$19.99
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
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Meet Sophie - a girl with cerebral palsy (CP). Sophie invites readers to learn about CP from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is like to use a wheelchair to move around and assistive technology to communicate. She also introduces readers to some of her friends who have different forms of CP and explains that living with CP can sometimes be difficult, but there are many ways she is supported so that she can lead a full and happy life. This illustrated book is ideal for young people aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and professionals working with children with CP. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

Can I tell you about…?
The 'Can I tell you about…?' series offers simple introductions to a range of limiting conditions. Friendly characters invite readers to learn
about their experiences of living with a particular condition and how they would like to be helped and supported. These books serve as
excellent starting points for family and classroom discussions.

1. Introducing Sophie who has cerebral palsy. 2. Types of cerebral palsy. 3. Cerebral palsy at school. 4. Cerebral palsy at home. 5. Other
health problems. 6. Therapy. 7. Opportunities. 8. How many people have CP?. 9. How you can help. 10. Adults who have CP. 11. Where to get help. 12.
Recommended reading, websites and organisations.

Marion Stanton is a special needs teacher, AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) practitioner, and mother of three
children including Dan who has cerebral palsy. She has co-founded a parent-run early learning group for children with disabilities
(PALACE) and has been an active member of the Alliance for Inclusive Education. She is currently lead assessor and trainer for
Communication and Learning Enterprises Limited (CandLE), a non-profit organisation that supports young people with
communication difficulties. Marion is the author of Understanding Cerebral Palsy, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
She lives in Cumbria, UK.