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Paediatric Assessments and Interventions 

Pediatric Massage - Revised
For the Child with Special Needs
Kathy Drehobl and Mary Gengler Fuhr, 2000

Learn about the benefits of massage, the medical needs to consider before giving a massage and detailed massage strokes. This guide is designed for use with newborns, infants and young children with special needs up to 11 years.

Children with cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, autism, sensory integrative disorders, developmental delays, and other impairments will benefit from massage. However the techniques can be beneficial for infants and children. A bond between massage giver and child can promote interaction and calming. Reproducible pages may be given to the parents and caregivers for use at home. Detailed illustrations show how to accomplish different massage strokes for targeted areas, including arms, legs, stomach, chest, back, and face.

Updated research, medical contraindications, resources, and an extensive bibliography are also included.

Includes reproducible items

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210 page paperback manual