University of Edinburgh

Cerebral Palsy and Visual Impairment in Children: Experience of Collaborative Practice in Scotland

CPVI Working Group:

Scottish Sensory Centre/Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Scotland

Edited by

Marianna Buultjens and Heather McLean


I am delighted to have been asked to write a foreword for this timely and very significant book on cerebral palsy and visual impairment in children. It will be of enormous practical help to professionals in the field of visual impairment both in education and health and equally important to parents and carers who are seeking to understand their child?s difficulties. The explanations of cognitive visual impairment and cerebral palsy are lucid and accessible and I believe the detailed case studies will assist colleagues to mobilise appropriate support for children and young people in educational and other settings so as to maximise their learning potential.

The team who have contributed to the book have extensive research and clinical experience and their collective skills shine through in the text. As a practising community paediatrician working in the field of neurodisability, I commend this book with great pleasure. I am sure it will make a difference to the lives of many children and their families.

Dr Zo? M. Dunhill, MB, DCH, FRCPE, FRCPCH, MBA Consultant Paediatrician Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Edinburgh Clinical Director, Children?s Services Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust Edinburgh

26th September 2003

ISBN 0-9546036-0-5