The major tasks of adolescence: Implications for transition planning with youths with cerebral palsy

  • Marn L
  • Koch L
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Adolescents with cerebral palsy are presented with unique challenges as they make the transition to adulthood. There are a number of considerations that need to be addressed in a collaborative manner by rehabilitation professionals, educators, parents, and adolescents to facilitate the transition process. This article (a) explores the challenges that youths with cerebral palsy encounter as they attempt to accomplish the developmental tasks of adolescence and (b) discusses how those tasks can be integrated into transition planning. An overview of the medical aspects of cerebral palsy is also provided.

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  • adolescence
  • cerebral palsy
  • tional rehabilitation
  • transition
  • voca-

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  • L M Marn

  • L C Koch

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