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Meeting Special Needs: Cerebral Palsy

A guide to understanding the condition and supporting the child

Designed to give help and encouragement to teachers, educators and others working with or caring for young children with cerebral palsy.

The book covers:

  • understanding the condition and recognising the symptoms
  • supporting the child and their carers
  • implications for the classroom
  • working with other professionals

Ages: 0-8 | Pages: 36 | Code: TS0171 | ISBN: 9781921613456

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Combo (book & Vital Source ebook) - Need the flexibility of a print and digital version at your fingertips? Printed books allow you to share and pass around the resource with your colleagues. The Vital Source ebooks are available immediately, you can read, highlight, annotate and create flashcards online, or for offline access download the Vital Source Bookshelf App (Mac, PC, iOS & Android). Vital Source ebooks are best used on your device as they have limited printing functionality.

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Anne Vize

Anne Vize specialises in writing for children and young people who learn in different and unique ways. She is a special educator and writer from Melbourne and works to develop print and digital resources for children, their teachers and supporters. She works in the vocational sector developing learning resources for training providers and creates freelance content to support the new vocational major curriculum in Victoria. Anne is fortunate to be able to divide her time between writing and exploring the wonders of sailing and windsurfing on the stunning Port Phillip Bay.


Learning about cerebral palsy5
What is cerebral palsy?5
How common is it?6
Historical background6
Support and legislation6
Medical developments7
How is cerebral palsy caused?8
Types of cerebral palsy10
Classification based on movement patterns10
Classification based on topography11
Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS)11
Providing support to families12
Individual planning13
Setting goals13
Setting objectives13
Supports, strategies and resources13
Program support groups14
Child involvement in the individual planning process15
Meeting needs through a multidisciplinary and child-centred approach17
Child centred approach17
Multidisciplinary approach18
Who’s who?18
Why work together?20
Tips for successful multidisciplinary teams20
Meeting needs through the curriculum21
Communication skills22
High tech communication devices24
Fun with single message devices25
Meeting needs through play experiences26
Switch activated toys26
Meeting needs through conductive education28
Meeting needs in the outdoor environment28
Duty of care29
Being wise with spending30
Scientifically reputable programs21
Manual handling and physical care needs31
Tips for avoiding manual handling injuries31
Working at low heights32