New book: spastic diplegia-bilateral cerebral palsy
Published this year, Spastic Diplegia–Bilateral Cerebral Palsy, was written by Lily Collison in close collaboration with senior medical experts at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare—a world-renowned center of excellence for CP treatment. The book addresses how spastic diplegia develops over the lifespan and explains the evidence-based, best-practice treatments. It empowers parents of young children, and adolescents and adults with the condition, to become better advocates and co–decision makers in the medical process. The focus of this optimistic, yet practical book is on maximizing activity and participation—living life to its fullest.
Health care professionals, educators, students, and extended family members will also benefit from reading this book. Indeed, while this book focuses on spastic diplegia, much of what is addressed also applies to other forms of spastic CP namely hemiplegia and quadriplegia (GMFCS levels I to III). You can read a sample of the book here. The book is available to order on Amazon or through bookstores (ISBN 978-1952181009). All proceeds go to cerebral palsy research. Please share with colleagues and families.