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Written in collaboration with disabled people and rehabilitation experts from many countries, this book encourages community empowerment and contains a wealth of clear and detailed information (including over 4000 drawings and 200 photos), along with easy-to-implement strategies, for all who are concerned about the well-being of disabled children, particularly those in rural areas where resources are limited. Topics include: identification and management of common disabilities, brace- and limb-making, fun and useful therapy techniques, and low-cost rehabilitation aides. The book addresses many different physical disabilties including blindness, deafness, seizures, behaviour problems and developmental delay. Profiles of successful community rehabilitation centres and workshops run by disabled persons, and the families of disabled children, provide inspiration and guidelines for community health development.