CEREBRAL PALSY
A
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
N
D
Brittany Perkins and Shari Labonte
Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited muscle
diseases in which the muscle fibers are usually susceptible
to damage.
...
RATE OF OCCURRENCE
The most common types appear to be due to a genetic
deficiency of the muscle protein dystrophic.
One in...
Behavioral characteristics can include mood swings,
learning difficulties, lack of concentration, anxiety,
depression, bei...
The most important education need is to let the
teacher know what to expect from your child.
Children with muscular dyst...
www.webmd.com/parenting/understanding-muscular-
dystrophy
RESOURCES
Muscular Dystrophy: the Facts
by Alan Emery
Muscular D...
National Institute of Child Health and
Human Development (NICHD)
ORGANIZATIONS
There are three primary federally funded
or...
http://kidshealth.org/
parent/medical/bones/muscular_
dystrophy.html
PARENT RESOURCES
www.parentproject.org
www.nlm.gov/me...
STRATEGIES TO HELP CHILDREN IN
THE CLASSROOM
Support and motivate the child.
Expose the child to literacy and reading.
Hel...
Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a group of
chronic conditions affecting body movements and
muscle coordination....
RATE OF OCCURRENCE
Ongoing improvements in prenatal health care have
contributed to a decline in some types of cerebral pa...
BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS
Children with Cerebral Palsy may have attention
disorders, speech, and language disorders.
PHYS...
EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
The most important education need is to let the teacher
know what to expect from your child.
Children ...
RESOURCES
www.cerebralpalsy.org
Cerebral Palsy: A Complete Guide for Care Giving
By Freeman Miller, Steven J. Bachrach
www...
ORGANIZATIONS
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
There are three primary federally funded
organizations that focus on Cerebral Pa...
PARENT RESOURCES
My Perfect Son has Cerebral Palsy:
A Mother’s Guide of helpful Hints
By Marie Kennedy
www.child-cerebral-...
STRATEGIES TO HELP CHILDREN IN
THE CLASSROOM
Support and motivate the child.
Assign classroom buddies to help.
Create clas...
http://en.wikipedia.org
www.mayoclinic.com
www.bing.com
www.cafamily.org
www.brighthub.com
www.ask.com
www.about.com
www.a...
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  1. 1. CEREBRAL PALSY A MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY N D Brittany Perkins and Shari Labonte
  2. 2. Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited muscle diseases in which the muscle fibers are usually susceptible to damage. Muscles, primarily voluntary muscles, become progressively weaker. In the late stages of muscular dystrophy, fat and connective tissue often replace muscle fibers. Some types affect the heart muscles, other involuntary muscles and other organs. There are nine different classifications of muscular dystrophy.
  3. 3. RATE OF OCCURRENCE The most common types appear to be due to a genetic deficiency of the muscle protein dystrophic. One in twenty thousand is the accepted rate of occurrence in the general population. Muscular dystrophy is usually inherited and follows various inheritance patterns.
  4. 4. Behavioral characteristics can include mood swings, learning difficulties, lack of concentration, anxiety, depression, being withdrawn and solitary and having poor peer relationships. BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Physical characteristics can include poor balance, frequent falls, walking difficulties, waddling gait, calf deformation, limited range of movement, respiratory difficulty, droopy eyelids, gonadal, loss of bladder control, scoliosis, and inability to walk. Some types can affect the heart causing cardiomyopathy or arrhythmias.
  5. 5. The most important education need is to let the teacher know what to expect from your child. Children with muscular dystrophy can get tired while writing, seem clumsy or slow at times and slur their words. The child may need extra time to finish work or take test. The teacher needs to keep life as normal as possible for the child. EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  6. 6. www.webmd.com/parenting/understanding-muscular- dystrophy RESOURCES Muscular Dystrophy: the Facts by Alan Emery Muscular Dystrophy in Children: A Guide for Families by Irwin M. Siegel www.muscular-dystrophy.org/ www.medicalnewstoday.com/sections/ muscular_dystrophy/
  7. 7. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) ORGANIZATIONS There are three primary federally funded organizations that focus on muscular dystrophy. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
  8. 8. http://kidshealth.org/ parent/medical/bones/muscular_ dystrophy.html PARENT RESOURCES www.parentproject.org www.nlm.gov/medlineplus/ musculardystrophy.html www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/lib_md.html
  9. 9. STRATEGIES TO HELP CHILDREN IN THE CLASSROOM Support and motivate the child. Expose the child to literacy and reading. Help them find a hobby. Help the child be independent. Help them express themselves verbally.
  10. 10. Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a group of chronic conditions affecting body movements and muscle coordination. It is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring during fetal development or infancy. It also can occur before, during or shortly following birth.
  11. 11. RATE OF OCCURRENCE Ongoing improvements in prenatal health care have contributed to a decline in some types of cerebral palsy. Experts believe that one to two of every 1,000 children born in the United States have cerebral palsy. An estimated 500,000 American children and adults have some form of cerebral palsy.
  12. 12. BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS Children with Cerebral Palsy may have attention disorders, speech, and language disorders. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Abnormal muscle tone Poor motor control Abnormal reflexes Balance and movement problems Muscle weakness
  13. 13. EDUCATIONAL NEEDS The most important education need is to let the teacher know what to expect from your child. Children with Cerebral Palsy may have ADD or ADHD. The teacher needs to understand these disorders and focus on how to teach the children in quick effect timing. These children may have problems in P.E. classes and these teachers will need to work with the child in their physical therapy. The teacher needs to include the children in all activities and help them when needed.
  14. 14. RESOURCES www.cerebralpalsy.org Cerebral Palsy: A Complete Guide for Care Giving By Freeman Miller, Steven J. Bachrach www.ucp.com www.wikipedia.org/wiki/cebral_palsy www.caringforcerebralpalsy.com
  15. 15. ORGANIZATIONS United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) There are three primary federally funded organizations that focus on Cerebral Palsy. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA)
  16. 16. PARENT RESOURCES My Perfect Son has Cerebral Palsy: A Mother’s Guide of helpful Hints By Marie Kennedy www.child-cerebral-palsy.com www.askthedoctor.com The Official Parent’s Sourcebook on Cerebral Palsy By James N. Parker and Philip M. Parker
  17. 17. STRATEGIES TO HELP CHILDREN IN THE CLASSROOM Support and motivate the child. Assign classroom buddies to help. Create classroom layout that does not hinder mobility with a wheelchair. Always allow students to stretch and be as mobile as possible during class Only offer help to student if asked. Create ways of communication if mobility is severely impaired.
  18. 18. http://en.wikipedia.org www.mayoclinic.com www.bing.com www.cafamily.org www.brighthub.com www.ask.com www.about.com www.about-cerebral-palsy.org www.gillettechildren.org www.orginsofcerebralpalsy.com www.suite101.com BIBLIOGRAPHY ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

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