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Cerebral Palsy

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on 20 February 2014

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Transcript of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy
During Pregnancy
mother's getting a severe illness
Cerebral Palsy
During Birth
premature delivery
Cerebral means having to do with the brain
Palsy is the weakness or lack of muscle control
First studied in the 1800's, cerebral palsy is a disorder in the brain of children.
Cerebral Palsy is when the damaged area in the brain is one controlling muscles.
poor nutrition
use of alcohol or drugs
bleeding in a specific region of child's brain
abnormal position of the baby
Early Childhood
- accidents such as choking on toys or getting in an accident can keep the oxygen from getting to the brain
- infection (such as meningitis)
Adult Brain Damage
vs
Children's Brain Damage
Symptoms
not necessarily visible
and include motor difficulties
Symptoms Vary from child to child
become obvious as a child gets older
observations:
6 months: roll from tummy to back
18 months: pick up objects
hold up head
turn to sound
try to sit up
Treatment
exercises for muscles can help the child move better
treatment team includes: pediatrician, orthopedist, therapists, social workers and psychologists
Speciality Schools
teaching is according to child's need
As of now there is nothing to prevent or fully cure this disorder
best hope is therapy
research is being done on development of drugs to relieve symptoms
there is a lot more understanding about cerebral palsy so those experiencing this condition are accepted more than they used to be
Spastic Cerebral Palsy
most common
muscles don't work properly
two or four limbs are often affected
Arthetoid Cerebral Palsy
unable to control muscle movement
often affects speech, digestion or hearing
Ataxic Cerebral Palsy
problems with muscle coordination and balance
people often walk with legs apart and their hands are often shaking
Facts
Cerebral Palsy is not a primary source of death- people don't die from it
It is estimated that 3500 to 4000 infants are born with this condition
adult brain damage is not the same as cerebral palsy. however symptoms can be similar.
doctors provide lots of support to ensure that parents understand the condition of their child
identifying CP is a long process since there are so many symptoms associated
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