Taylor and Tyler are twin brothers and best friends. But the twins are different in one significant way: Taylor has cerebral palsy, while Tyler does not. Through Taylor’s eyes we see how much effort he must expend to strengthen his legs, which are weak. He explains how valuable his new wheelchair is because it helps him maneuver more… More Rolling Along: The Story Of Taylor And His Wheelchair
Sara’s 5 yr old brother Justin has cerebral palsy. In their new school, Sara hasn’t told anyone about him, out of fear of being teased like she was in her old school. When her teacher does a unit on disabilities, Sara makes a decision about her secret.
As a child, John Quinn had a dream of a naval career despite his affliction with cerebral palsy. After failing the physical exam, he underwent painful, self applied physical therapy for one year then successfully passed a second exam. He kept his cerebral palsy a secret from the record- keepers and medical authorities for 20… More Someone Like Me: An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy
A photographic essays about four children with different degrees of disability. Emily’s stiff muscles and tendons limit her movement, but she is determined to be as normal as she can be, even learning to skate and play basketball. She attends special classes in a regular school. Nic is wheelchair-bound and able to speak only a… More Stretching Ourselves ; Kids With Cerebral Palsy
Told in rhyme, this story follows Susan through a series of familiar activities. She swims with her father, works hard in school, plays with her friends — and even rides a horse. Lively, thoughtfully drawn illustrations reveal a portrait of a busy, happy little girl with whom younger readers will identify. Not until the end… More Susan Laughs
Even though Chad has cerebral palsy, he can still attend school and do many of the same things as his classmates. Written from Chad’s perspective, this book answers many of the questions his classmates have but may be too scared or uncomfortable to ask. Children, teachers, school nurses, parents, and caregivers will learn about what… More Taking Cerebral Palsy To School
Written by an experienced physical therapist, provides parents with a complete understanding of how the physical characteristics of cerebral palsy and similar conditions–muscle tightness and weakness, increased or decreased flexibility, abnormal reflexes, impaired sensory perception–affect a child’s ability to sit, crawl, stand, and walk.
Johnnie was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. He does not find his disability to be a handicap, just a challenge to overcome in order to be accepted by the kids in his new town. To join the Gun Lake Gang, he needs to complete an initiation. He must go to the old… More The Barn At Gun Lake: The Gun Lake Adventure Series (Book 1)
The Cerebral Palsy Tool Kit was created to help you sort through the initial emotions in response to your child or loved one receiving a diagnosis of CP and to answer your questions and concerns related to CP. It will guide you through the initial diagnosis period, direct you to other helpful resources and provide… More The Cerebral Palsy Tool Kit: From Diagnosis to Understanding
An invaluable starting point for anyone encountering cerebral palsy for the first time, this book provides essential background information on causes, types and symptoms, as well as vital advice about the treatments, therapies and sources of support available. Practical tips on everyday considerations such as communication, diet and education will help parents achieve the best… More Understanding Cerebral Palsy, A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Colorful photos and simple text show individual children, one with Spina Bifida, two with Cerebral Palsy, one with Down Syndrome and one who is blind- at home, school and play. Very positive. Wonderful book for classrooms. Available in English and in Spanish. Ages 3 and up.
An innovative and easy-to-follow program for parents, educators, yoga teachers, and health care professionals. The book includes: A step-by-step, integrated system of yoga poses designed to increase cognitive and motor skills in children with learning and developmental disabilities. Specialized breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to improve concentration and reduce hyperactivity. And early intervention program to… More Yoga For The Special Child – A Therapeutic Approach For Infants And Children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities