Keyboard, Graphic and Handwriting Skills

Helping people with motor disabilities

  • Dorothy E. Penso

Part of the Therapy in Practice Series book series (TPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Dorothy E. Penso
    Pages 23-45
  3. Dorothy E. Penso
    Pages 46-59
  4. Dorothy E. Penso
    Pages 60-72
  5. Dorothy E. Penso
    Pages 73-94
  6. Dorothy E. Penso
    Pages 126-147
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 148-171

About this book


The practising paediatrician struggles to combat the effects of acute illness and disease in babies and older children. The pattem of hospital admissions has changed dramatically since I first qualified over 25 years ago. Neonatology is a relatively new branch of paediatrics and achievements in neonatal intensive care have been exciting and little short of astonishing. However, like the poor, children with chronic disabilities are always with us. Sadly, modern mainstream medical progressive thinkers regard as much less prestigious the work done in the field of 'handicap'. Thanks to inspirational paediatricians, like Ronnie McKeith, Trevor Wright and Ray Remboldt (great teachers all, and wise counsellors to leamers like myself), the needs of children with developmental disabilities have been highlighted. Moreover, the importance of a holistic approach to these children, their families and their teachers has been emphasized. In the Child Development Centre at Y ork, a multidisciplinary team attempts to define as accurately as possible the nature and severity of the problems facing a child, but the child's predicament and how to solve or alleviate it remains the key issue. A full team assessment which does not lead to any practical help for the child and bis farnily is merely an academic exercise and a disgrace to the many different professions involved.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Dorothy E. Penso
    • 1
  1. 1.Senior Occupational Therapist, Child Development CentreYork District HospitalUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-32210-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3162-7
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