This book is like an encyclopedia on spina bifida. You don’t have to read the whole book at once–use it as a reference as needed. It will be especially helpful to new parents, but it could be a lifesaver to parents of children of every age. Every aspect of a child’s care and development from birth to age six is covered in this comprehensive resource. Chapters focus on specific issues, such as: Causes of spina bifida; Prenatal diagnosis; Neurosurgery; Urological & bowel management; Orthopedic concerns; Physical therapy; Common medical problems; Day-to-day parenting issues; Education & accommodations; A child s emotional health; as well as perspectives from adolescents and adults with spina bifida. This is also available in the 2008 second edition.