Caring for Disabled Children

Caring for Disabled Children : A Guide to Safe Handling

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An accessible, practical how-to-do-it manual for parents, carers, nannies, learning support assistants in special schools, and increasingly in mainstream schools as disability discrimination legislation and inclusion programmes place increasing numbers of disabled children into mainstream schools, where staff are unlikely to have knowledge of how to handle the children in a manner that is safe for both the child and the staff member.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • Elsevier Health Sciences
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 400 illus
  • 0443100055
  • 9780443100055

Table of contents

Introduction. The importance of back care. How to protect your back and how to make manual handling techniques safer. Back care guidance and what to do if you injure your back. Risk Assessment or how to reduce the risks involved in manual handling tasks. The Role of the Paediatric Therapist in moving and handling. Moving and Handling Equipment. Moving and handling techniques and daily management information for the independent, assisted and dependent child. Bed mobility. Meal time. Toiletting. Personal hygiene. Dressing. Play and leisure. Mobility. Assisted walking. Wheeled mobility. Re-positioning the child in their chair, buggy or wheelchair. Getting in and out of your house. Outdoor mobility in a buggy or wheelchair. Choosing a suitable car. Transporting children in cars. Getting the child in and out of a car. Out and about in the community. Community leisure activities. Holidays. Emergency situations. Useful organisations providing information and advice for the parents and carers of children with disabilities, their families and friends. References. Index.
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