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Children with spina bifida : a parent's guide
Lutkenhoff, Marlene.
Publication Information:
Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 1999.
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ix, 405 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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RJ496.S74 C476 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
RJ496.S74 C476 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Children with Spina Bifida provides parents with information, guidance, and support to help meet their child's often intensive needs from birth through childhood. In one comprehensive volume, it provides easy-to-understand, compassionate coverage of: Symptoms of spina bifida; Prenatal diagnosis; Neurosurgery; Bowel management; Physical therapy, braces, casts; Emotional health; Education; Causes of spina bifida; Working through grief; Urological concerns; Childhood development; Parenting issues; Legal rights and insurance.

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Library Journal Review

In the United States, nearly 3000 children a year are born with neural tube defects. Of these, about half have myelomeningocele, the most common form of spina bifida. Parents of these special children need a text that provides them with information in an easy-to-understand, nonfrightening, supportive way. With Children with Spina Bifida, Woodbine House once again proves its commitment to parents of children with special needs. Edited by Lutkenhoff (who coedited SPINAbilities: A Young Person's Guide to Spina Bifida), the book follows Woodbine House's well-established format of reader-friendly chapters written by noted professionals or fellow parents. Each chapter closes with insights from other parents. The chapters deal with issues parents will face, from prenatal diagnosis to adulthoodÄlegal issues, education, health concerns, treatments, therapies, and causes. The extensive Resource Guide at the back of the book is remarkable, and is, by itself, well worth the cost of the book. This is an essential purchase for all parenting and consumer health collections.ÄKellyJo Houtz Griffin, Auburn, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.