ERIC Number: ED021374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: N/A
Services for Children with Cerebral Palsy; A Guide for Public Health Personnel.
American Public Health Association, Inc., New York, NY. Program Area Committee on Child Health.
Directed to persons in voluntary or official agencies and to planning groups whose decisions determine or affect the extent, coverage, content, and operation of community services to children who are handicapped by cerebral palsy, this guide has as its objectives (1) to present background information on cerebral palsy as it affects the individual children, their families, and communities, (2) to suggest policies, goals, and methods of approach to the problem of cerebral palsy on both an individual and a community basis, an (3) to outline practical ways of organizing services and community resources for the cerebral palsied. Basic concepts and facts about cerebral palsy, causes and preventions of the disease, casefinding, diagnosis, program planning, and methods of treatment and guidance are described. Special services and facilities at the community level and the organization of community resources are discussed. The need for program study and evaluation and the role of research are presented. The appendixes outline etiologic, medical, and educational classification of children with cerebral palsy, examine qualifications for professional personnel, and include an example of procedure in a diagnostic clinic session for children with cerebral palsy. (MC)
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Clinical Diagnosis, Clinics, Community Services, Educational Diagnosis, Etiology, Exceptional Child Services, Homebound, Hospitals, Identification, Incidence, Institutions, Medical Evaluation, Medical Services, Physical Disabilities, Preventive Medicine, Program Development, Vocational Education
American Public Health Association, Inc., 1740 Broadway, New York, New York 10019 ($3.00).
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Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; New York Fund for Children, Inc., NY.
Authoring Institution: American Public Health Association, Inc., New York, NY. Program Area Committee on Child Health.