First published in 1977, this book focuses on the disability of spina bifida in children. Children with the condition frequently suffer with severe physical handicaps such as lower limb paralysis and incontinence, as well as intellectual impairment. It can be difficult for the families of these multiply handicapped children and they often require the help of professionals from many disciplines. In this book, the authors focus on practical suggestions for alleviating many of the problems brought about by the condition. Their suggestions are designed to help parents, as well as professionals.

chapter |8 pages


part 1|56 pages

Medical aspects

chapter 1|35 pages

Physical and medical problems

chapter 2|19 pages

Incidence, causation and future trends

part 2|49 pages

Families with a spina bifida child

chapter 3|21 pages

Family problems

chapter 4|26 pages

Help for families

part 3|122 pages

Abilities, attainments and schooling

chapter 5|28 pages

Intellectual development

chapter 6|32 pages

The pre-school years

chapter 7|25 pages

Choosing a school

chapter 8|35 pages

Teaching children with spina bifida

part 4|76 pages

The child and the adolescent in Society