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Recommended Reading for Patients and Families

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Many of these books can be checked out from the Family Resource Center at Children’s or found at your local library or bookstore. Here, we’ve provided you with links to Amazon.com, or to the association that distributes it.

100 Questions and Answers About Hydrocephalus, by Aaron Mohanty
This book defines hydrocephalus and discusses treatment, hospitalization, recovery, findings support and insurance. It Includes a glossary of terms, a list of pediatric neurosurgeons and internet resources.

About Brain Tumors: A Primer for Patients and Caregivers (PDF), by the American Brain Tumor Association

Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors: A Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers, by Tania Shimiinski-Maher, Patsy Cullen and Maria Sansalone
This book examines a multitude of issues related to childhood brain and spinal cord tumors. It covers types of tumors, procedures and surgeries, aspects of hospitalization and advocating for your child.

Children with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Parent’s Guide, edited by Lisa Schoenbrodt
Doctors, therapists, a legal expert and learning, speech and behavior specialists wrote this collection of helpful chapters. They cover a variety of topics, including descriptions of brain injury, medical concerns, rehabilitation, adjusting to a brain injury, managing your child’s behavior and legal issues.

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