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Ambulatory capacity in cerebral palsy: prognostic criteria and consequences for intervention

Ambulatory capacity in cerebral palsy: prognostic criteria and consequences for intervention
Ambulatory capacity in cerebral palsy: prognostic criteria and consequences for intervention
In conclusion, although the importance of encouraging the development of physical abilities remains, in certain cases we cannot simply wait for years to see whether a child will eventually become an effective walker as a result of physiotherapy or orthopaedic interventions. Powered mobility should be considered as a means of providing efficient, autonomous locomotion for children with severe motor disabilities, so enabling them to become more active participants in their own lives rather than remaining spectators. Children with moderate levels of motor impairment could be encouraged to see wheelchair use as beneficial in some circumstances and not an irreversible failure
consequences, disabilities, disability
0012-1622
786 - 790
Bottos, M.
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Gericke, C.
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Bottos, M.
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Gericke, C.
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Bottos, M. and Gericke, C. (2003) Ambulatory capacity in cerebral palsy: prognostic criteria and consequences for intervention. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology., 45 (11), 786 - 790. (doi:10.1017/S0012162203001452).

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In conclusion, although the importance of encouraging the development of physical abilities remains, in certain cases we cannot simply wait for years to see whether a child will eventually become an effective walker as a result of physiotherapy or orthopaedic interventions. Powered mobility should be considered as a means of providing efficient, autonomous locomotion for children with severe motor disabilities, so enabling them to become more active participants in their own lives rather than remaining spectators. Children with moderate levels of motor impairment could be encouraged to see wheelchair use as beneficial in some circumstances and not an irreversible failure

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Published date: 2003
Keywords: consequences, disabilities, disability

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Local EPrints ID: 17816
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/17816
ISSN: 0012-1622
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Date deposited: 15 Nov 2005
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 19:29

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