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Title:
Everything you need to know about cerebral palsy
Author:
Pincus, Dion.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Publishing Group, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Describes the causes and consequences of cerebral palsy, the most common lifelong disability in America, as well as offering coping strategies and resources for teens with cerebral palsy.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.0 2.0 2702.
ISBN:
9780823929603
Format :
Book

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Summary

Diverse issues and problems affect our young people today, and they probably don't yet know how to effectively deal with these problems. These eight new titles for reluctant readers cover a broad range of issues that teens face every day.

Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders affecting a person's ability to control body movements. It is the most common lifelong physical disability in America. In this book, the author will help teens with cerebral palsy understand their condition and navigate adolescence. Teens without the condition will gain understanding and compassion.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-These books begin with a description of the characteristics or symptoms that constitute the condition or physical disability and discussions of the causes, both known and speculated. The medical treatments, schooling, and family life of individuals with these conditions are also briefly covered. The language of the books is simple, with medical terms explained both in the texts and in the glossaries. Short personal narratives and comments are italicized and incorporated into both volumes. The books have large print and clearly defined sections. The photographs, mostly black and white, show children and teens engaged in different activities. In Down Syndrome, the author explains the focus of some helpful organizations and Web sites. Cerebral Palsy includes numerous Web sites and online discussion forums. While not "everything" readers may "need to know," these volumes do provide basic introductory information.-Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.