Cerebral Palsy And Treatments

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Cerebral Palsy And Treatments

  1. 1. Cerebral Palsy and Its Treatments By: B. Johnson English 333 November 12, 2008
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>What is Cerebral Palsy </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Cerebral Palsy </li></ul><ul><li>Causes of Cerebral Palsy </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Physical Therapy Treatments </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Cerebral Palsy <ul><li>Cerebral Palsy-(CP) </li></ul><ul><li>A condition causes, neurological damage and inhibits the child’s normal developmental Process. </li></ul><ul><li>Cerebral&quot; refers to brain and &quot;palsy&quot; refers to the lack of motor control. </li></ul><ul><li>(Mosby,1994). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of Cerebral Palsy <ul><li>Spastic- involves tense, contracted muscles. </li></ul><ul><li>Athetoid- uncontrolled motion, in the face, arms, and trunk. </li></ul><ul><li>Ataxic- poor balance, stumbles and falls. </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed forms- spastic muscle tone and involuntary movements. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Causes of Cerebral Palsy <ul><li>Developmental malformations. </li></ul><ul><li>Neurological damage that occurs before, during or after birth. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy <ul><li>Physical Symptoms- </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in sucking and poor muscle control. </li></ul><ul><li>Muscle spasms and seizures. </li></ul><ul><li>Behavioral Symptoms- </li></ul><ul><li>Poor ability to concentrate. </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional problems and mental retardation in some. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Non-Physical Therapy Treatments <ul><li>Speech Therapy- </li></ul><ul><li>A symptom of many people with cerebral palsy is dsyphagia, difficulty in speaking. </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Therapy- </li></ul><ul><li>Help the patients develop skills like feeding, tooth brushing and dressing. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Physical Therapy <ul><li>Sitting- </li></ul><ul><li>Vertical head control. </li></ul><ul><li>Control of head and trunk. </li></ul><ul><li>Standing and walking- </li></ul><ul><li>Establish an equal distribution of weight on each foot. </li></ul><ul><li>Train to use steps or inclines. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Works Cited Page <ul><li>Anderson, Kenneth, et al. Mosby's Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Dictionary . Chicago: Mosby, 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>Gersh, Elliot, M.D. &quot;What is Cerebral Palsy&quot;. Children with Cerebral Palsy . 1990. </li></ul><ul><li>Levitt, Sophie. Treatment of Cerebral Palsy and Motor Delay . 3rd ed. Cambridge: University Press, 1995. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions???? <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>

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